Present & Future Oceans

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Ed Boyle
Professor of Ocean Geochemistry; Director of WHOI-MIT Joint Program Home Phone: 617-253-2288 Interest Areas: chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry Website Website

Marine chemistry: distribution of trace elements in the ocean and their use as paleochemical tracers; response of the ocean to anthropogenic lead emissions; relation between dust, iron in the ocean, and marine biological activity.

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Kerry Emanuel
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science Home Phone: (617) 253-2462 Interest Areas: atmospheric convection, hurricanes Website Website

Atmospheric convection; interaction of hurricanes with the ocean.

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Raffaele Ferrari
Breene M. Kerr Professor of Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-1291 Interest Areas: physical oceanography, paleoclimate, biological oceanography Website Website

Ocean circulation: dynamics of the ocean and climate, atmospheric and oceanic turbulence, air-sea interactions, the energetics of the ocean circulation, the impact of ocean physics on biology, and paleoclimate.

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Mick Follows
Associate Professor Home Phone: (617) 253-5939 Interest Areas: biogeochemistry, ocean circulation Website Website

Models of interactions of ocean circulation, biogeochemical cycles and marine ecosystems.

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Patrick Heimbach
Principal Research Scientist Home Phone: (617) 253-5259 Interest Areas: ocean and ice, inverse methods Website Website

Ocean circulation and its role in the global climate system; the dynamics of sea ice, ice sheets, and glaciers.

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Christopher N. Hill
Principal Research Engineer Home Phone: (617) 253-6430 Interest Areas: ocean modeling, computation Website Website

Ocean modeling: development of software, computing infrastructure and numerical algorithms for simulation of atmospheric, oceanic and geophysical flows.

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Pierre Lermusiaux
Associate Professor in Ocean Utilization Home Phone: (617) 324-5172 Interest Areas: modeling systems, ocean dynamics Website Website

Ocean modeling and data assimilation techniques to quantify regional ocean dynamics on multiple scales; new methods for multiscale modeling, uncertainty quantification, data assimilation and the guidance of autonomous vehicles.

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John Marshall
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-9615 Interest Areas: oceanography, climate dynamics Website Website

Climate and the general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans; development of mathematical and numerical models of key physical and biogeochemical processes, oceans and climate, and paleoclimate.

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Thomas Peacock
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Home Phone: (617) 258-0736 Interest Areas: fluid dynamics, stratified flows Website Website

Laboratory experiments to obtain insight into all manner of dynamical phenomena, from micro-scale diffusive processes to global-scale oceanic wave fields.

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Paola Rizzoli
Professor of Physical Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-2451 Interest Areas: general circulation, climate modeling Website Website

Climate; general ocean circulation and ecosystem models developed through mathematical numerical models.

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Janelle R. Thompson
Assistant Professor in Ocean Utilization Home Phone: (617) 324.5268 Interest Areas: microbial ecology, microbial oceanography Website Website

Microbial oceanography: study of the relationship between the structure of microbial communities and their function using molecular biology, genomics, and genetics.

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Carl Wunsch
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography Home Phone: (617) 253-5937 Interest Areas: ocean circulation, climate Website Website

Understanding ocean circulation and its implications for climate and paleoclimate by combining global general circulation models and the recently available global data sets.