Coastal Oceans & Tropical Cyclones
The heat budget of the coastal ocean mixed layer represents the final push before landfall of tropical storms. As the processes of downwelling fronts or ahead-of-eye cooling happen at the same timescales as the storms, the interaction is complicated and a rich area of study.
Optimal Sensor Deployment Planning
Using models to generate a methodology for better planning of automated vehicles will not only make our models have greater fitness, but save in money and effort in describing scientifically interesting phenomena.
Interaction of Submesoscale Turbulence with the Bottom Boundary Layer
The coastal ocean involves a region where the spatial and length scales of geostrophic and ageostrophic forces overlap. Understanding how wind-driven turbulence changes the mixed-layer drives an understanding of biological productivity and air-sea interactions.