Faculty

Magdalena Andres, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: observational oceanography, PIES, western boundary currents, wind driven circulation

Amy S. Bower, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: dense overflows, Lagrangian floats, Gulf Stream

Claudia Cenedese, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysical fluid dynamics, laboratory experiments, eddies, coastal circulation

Ke Chen, Assistant Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Coastal and Large-Scale Connections, Physical-Biological Interactions, Mesoscale Eddies, Numerical Modeling

Carol Anne Clayson, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: energy and water cycles, air-sea fluxes, ocean and atmospheric boundary layers, air-sea feedbacks, turbulence modeling, remote sensing

Sylvia Cole, Assistant Scientist
Physical Oceanography
Keywords: eddies and stirring, internal wave dynamics, ice-ocean interactions, observations

Timothy Cronin, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: Global climate, atmospheric dynamics and radiation, idealized modeling

Steve Elgar, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: nearshore, surfzone, sediment, morphological processes

Kerry A. Emanuel, Professor
Tropical Meteorology and Climate, MIT
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Keywords: global climate, tropical cyclone activity

J. Tom Farrar, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: Air-sea interaction and exchange, dynamics and thermodynamics of the upper ocean, tropical dynamics and equatorial waves, oceanic internal waves and eddies, satellite oceanography, ocean observing and instrumentation

Raffaele Ferrari, Associate Professor of Oceanography
 Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: upper ocean processes, mixing, stirring, geophysical fluid dynamics

Glenn Flierl, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: geophysical fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves, eddies, bio-physical interactions

Mick Follows, Associate Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: ocean circulation, biogeochemical cycles, numerical modeling, observations

Glen G. Gawarkiewicz, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Jake Gebbie, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: climate dynamics, paleoceanography, interannual to multidecadal variability, numerical modeling, inverse methods

W. Rockwell Geyer, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: estuaries, coastal hydrodynamics, dispersion, sediment transport, morphodynamics

Karl R. Helfrich, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysical fluid dynamics, stratified flows, hydraulics, laboratory experiments

Steve R. Jayne, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: western boundary currents, remote sensing, climate

Houshuo Jiang, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: Small-scale biological-physical interactions in plankton; Behavioral, physical and sensory ecology of marine organisms; Plankton fluid dynamics; Bio-fluid dynamics; Environmental fluid dynamics; Applied computational fluid dynamics; Atmospheric mesoscale numerical modeling over the Red Sea

Anthony Kirincich, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Young-Oh Kwon, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: ocean's role in climate, climate variability, large-scale circulation, mode water

Steven J. Lentz, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal oceanography, wind-driven circulation, buoyancy-driven circulation, boundary layer dynamics

Pierre Lermusiaux, Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Science
and Engineering, MIT
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MODELSEAS lab

Amala Mahadevan, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: Physical-biological interactions,  upper ocean processes, fronts and eddies

Ted Maksym, Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: sea ice, polar regions, ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions, polar technology

Olivier Marchal, Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics, WHOI
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Keywords: paleoceanography; paleoclimatology

John Marshall, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: ocean modeling, climate, biogeochemical cycles, geophysical fluid dynamics

Dennis J. McGillicuddy Jr., Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: mesoscale dynamics, upper ocean processes, numerical modeling

Thomas Peacock, Associate Professor
Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, MIT
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Robert S. Pickart, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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R.S. Pickart Group
Keywords: western boundary currents, ventilation, deep convection

Albert J. Plueddemann, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: air-sea interaction, upper ocean processes, surface boundary layer

Kurt L. Polzin, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: internal waves, mixing, stirring, fine structure

Lawrence J. Pratt, Senior Scientist
Chair, Joint Committee for Physical Oceanography
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: deep overflows, chaos, meanders, hydraulics

Andrey Proshutinsky, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: arctic ocean, tides, numerical modeling, climate

David Ralston, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: estuarine physics, sediment transport, physical-biological interactions

Britt Raubenheimer, Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: surf and swashzone processes, wave runup, alongshore currents

Paola Rizzoli, Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: climate, general ocean circulation, ecosystem models, data assimilation

Irina I. Rypina, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: transport, stirring and mixing in geophysical flows, ocean dynamics, dynamical systems theory, chaos, eddy, Hamiltonian dynamics

Louis St. Laurent, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Hyodae Seo, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: Air-sea interactions, Coupled climate dynamics and modeling, Regional climate variability and change

Raymond W. Schmitt, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: mixing, salt fingers, water cycle, observations

Malcolm Scully, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal and estuarine circulation; turbulent mixing; sediment transport; hypoxia/anoxia

Michael A. Spall, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: numerical modeling, mesoscale flows, boundary currents

Fiamma Straneo, Senior Scientist
J. Seward Johnson Chair, Education Coordinator
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: convection, thermohaline circulation, interannual-decadal variability, high-latitudes

Robert Todd, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal processes, upper ocean processes, coastal and boundary current systems, thermohaline structure, autonomous observations

John M. Toole, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: mixing, general circulation, instrumentation

John H. Trowbridge, Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
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Keywords: geophysical boundary layers, mechanics of sediment transport, shelf and nearshore processes

Caroline Ummenhofer, Associate Scientist
Physical Oceanongraphy, WHOI
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Keywords: climate variability, hydrological cycle, monsoon systems, extratopical climate dynamics, hydroclimate paleo reconstructions of the last millennium, droughts and agriculture

Robert A. Weller, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Upper Ocean Processes Group
Keywords: upper ocean processes, boundary layer meteorology, observations

Jiayan Yang, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: Arctic ocean, marginal seas, ocean modeling, climate

Lisan Yu, Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: climate, equatorial dynamics

W. Gordon Zhang, Associate Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
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Keywords: Coastal ocean dynamics, biophysical interaction

Emeritus/Retired Faculty

Robert C. Beardsley, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal circulation, observations, tides, physical-biological coupling

Kenneth H. Brink, Emeritus Research Scholar
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: coastal, topographic effects, SeaSoar

Rui Xin Huang, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: energetics, thermocline structure, thermohaline, wind-driven circulation, climate

Terrence M. Joyce,  Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: general circulation, oceanic variability, climate

Michael S. McCartney, Emeritus Research Scholar
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: circulation, climate, water mass

W. Brechner Owens, Emeritus Research Scholar
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: large-scale circulation, climate, observations, floats, ice

Joseph Pedlosky, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: equatorial jets and undercurrents, baroclinic instability, eddies and topography

James F. Price, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: deep overflows, observations, upper ocean dynamics

John A. Whitehead, Scientist Emeritus
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
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Keywords: laboratory studies, geophysical fluid dynamics, convection

Carl Wunsch, Cecil and Ida Green Professor, Emeritus
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
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Keywords: global ocean circulation, altimetry, inverse methods and state estimation, mixing processes, tides, internal waves, paleoclimate