Research Interests

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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.

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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.

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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.