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: > 7,000, h-index = 41
ISI/Web of Science Citations: > 4,500, h-index = 35
Video and Radio Interviews
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:
"Predicting Minnesota Rainfall with North Atlantic Salniities"
Slide presentation at AMS Fluid Dynamics Meeting, June15, 2015.
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