Associate Scientist w/ Tenure
Office Phone: +1 508 289 2696
Fax: +1 508 457 2181
WHOI Mailing Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
Laurea University of Rome, 1995, Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. Cambridge University, 1998, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Formation and drift mechanisms of baroclinic eddies flowing over bottom topography; stability of baroclinic coastal currents at the shelfbreak; eddy interaction with seamounts; shelf-slope water exchange through interaction of eddies with buoyancy-driven currents; density currents over sloping topography and consequent formation of eddies; multiple-state flows; laboratory and theoretical modeling for geophysical fluid dynamics.