B.Sc. Carnegie-Mellon University, Physics
Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, Physical Oceanography
Ocean mixing and microstructure; double-diffusive convection; relationships between small scale mixing processes and large-scale temperature and salinity distributions; the thermohaline circulation of the ocean; development of microprofiling instrumentation. Oceanic freshwater budget, autonomous profiling floats, the salinity distribution and its measurement. Terestrial rainfall prediction using ocean salinity. Seismic Oceanography (See Science Article)
Google Scholar Citations: > 7,100, h-index = 41
ISI/Web of Science Citations: > 4,500, h-index = 35
Video and Radio Interviews
Predicting Terrestrial Rainfall using Ocean Salinities, WCAI Living Lab, June 13, 2016. http://capeandislands.org/post/ocean-salinity-can-predict-rainfall-continent-away
Regarding expanding Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic, (Vice News, July 26, 2014):
On IPCC AR5 Report ("The Takeaway", September 27, 2013)
Salinity and Climate ("The Point", July, 2013):
Extreme Weather ("The Point", May, 2012):
Climate Change ("The Point", February, 2007):
Webinar on Salinity and Climate Change for SPURS: http://cosee.umaine.edu/coseeos/spurs/webinars_02.htm
"Predicting Minnesota Rainfall with North Atlantic Salniities" Slide presentation at AMS Fluid Dynamics Meeting, June15, 2015. https://ams.confex.com/ams/20Fluid/videogateway.cgi/id/30528?recordingid=30528
Press Release on Predicting Rainfall on Land from Ocean Salinity: http://www.whoi.edu/news-release/sahel-rainfall
Ocean Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences, 2005-2007.
Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change, America's Climate Choices, National Academy of Sciences, 2009-2010.
Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Assessment Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 2011-2012.
NASA Salinity Science Team leader, 2011- present
NASA Advisory Council Earth Science Subcommittee 2014-2017
J. S. Guggenheim Fellow, 1997-1998.
Fellow, American Geophysical Union
Van Allen Clark Sr. Chair for Excellence in Oceanography