Ocean physics is of fundamental importance to our understanding of the environment and its dynamical behavior.
In particular, global change and global warming are strongly affected by the oceans and their currents.
My work focuses on the movement of fluids within the ocean and its relationship to the interaction with the atmosphere above.
I use observations, mathematical methods, and imagination in order to achieve an understanding of these processes.
Recent efforts have addressed oceanic processes in the South Atlantic, the Sea of Japan, the Red Sea, the western equatorial Pacific, and the Indonesian passages.
Students will be encouraged to choose processes according to their particular interests, use advanced computation techniques, achieve a thorough understanding of the chosen processes and develop their own style of addressing problems. Our research is supported mainly by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).