I am a physical oceanographer interested in the role of the oceans in climate and climate change. I teach undergraduate and graduate level introductory physical oceanography and help with the undergraduate marine science summer field course. Students in my group conduct their research in exiting regions of the ocean using a combination of cutting-edge observations from autonomous ocean gliders, shipboard measurements, and high-resolution models that realistically simulate the small-scale turbulence of the ocean.
Roles of mesoscale and submesoscale eddies in ocean circulation, air-sea interaction, dissolved oxygen variability, and oceanic carbon and heat uptake. Dynamics of the Kuroshio Extension, Southern Ocean, and California Current System. Autonomous ocean observations and high-resolution modeling.
PhD, Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography (2012)
BS, Physics, Clemson (2006)