Associate Scientist w/ Tenure
Work: 508 289 2696
Fax: +1 508 457 2181
Building: Clark 359
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
The focus of my research is to improve our understanding of how mesoscale and submesoscale processes such as buoyant plumes generated by melting glaciers, buoyancy driven surface and bottom currents, turbulent mixing and entrainment, river plumes and mesoscale vortices influence and modify the general circulation of the ocean. My principal goal is to improve our understanding of the underlying dynamics, leading to a more reliable and accurate representation of these processes in ocean and climate models.
Laboratory and theoretical model for geophysical fluid dynamics.
I am an active member of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and a faculty member at the GFD Summer School Program.
1995 Laurea University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, Environmental Engineering
1998 Ph.D. Cambridge University, UK, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Fluid Dynamics Laboratory