R. Dwi Susanto, Ph.D.


Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
University of Maryland
Computer and Space Science Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA.
Email: dwi


Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology (FITB)
Bandung Institute of Technology
Jalan Ganesha 10, Bandung, West Java 40132, INDONESIA.
Email: dwi

INDONESIAN THROUGHFLOW (ITF) - OCEAN & CLIMATE DYNAMICS OF INDO-PACIFIC REGION

  • ITF Pathways
    Inflow Passages:
    Makassaer Strait (75%),
    Lifamatola Passage,
    & Karimata Strait

    Outflow passages:
    Lombok Strait,
    Ombai Strait,
    & Timor passage.
  • ITF MAKASSAR
    Mooring deployment 2009
    in the Makassar Strait
    Using R/V Geomarin III
    maintained by MGI/Indonesia

    Chief Scientist: Dwi Susanto
  • ITF MAKASSAR
    Makassar Strait Velocity
    Seasonal mean (left)
    Max velocity at 120 m

    Vertical profiles (right)
    From Jan. 2004 to Jul. 2009
    Northward intrusion Kelvin
    waves (deep blue).

    Susanto et al. JGR (2012).
  • ITF KARIMATA
    South China Sea- Indonesian
    Seas Transport/Exchange
    (SITE) via Karimata &
    Sunda Straits - Java Sea

    Vertical velocity profile (right)
    From Dec. 2007 to Nov. 2008

    Susanto et al. (2013).
  • Internal Waves
    SAR Images of internal
    waves in the Lombok Strait
    propagating northward,
    and/or southward (left)

    Internal waves in the
    Lombok Strait, observed
    by dual frequency Fishfinder
    Amplitude: ~100 meters (right)
    Period: ~12 minutes

    Susanto et al. (2005).
  • Papua Glaciers
    1 out of 3 tropical glaciers
    The only tropical glaciers in
    the Western Pacific Warm Pool
    Ice cores to reveal
    climate history in the Pacific
    Expedition: May-June 2010,

    Collaborators:
    Lonnie G. Thompson (Ohio)
    Ellen Mosley-Thompson
    BMKG-Indonesia
    Freeport McMoran - Indonesia