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Karl R. Helfrich

Karl R. Helfrich

Senior Scientist

Physical Oceanography

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2870

Fax: +1 508 457 2181

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 21

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S.E. Duke University, 1979, Civil Engineering
S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981, Civil Engineering
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985, Civil Engineering

Research Interests

Theoretical and laboratory studies in geophysical fluid dynamics: stratified flows and internal waves, hydraulic phenomena, abyssal circulation in the presence of topography, and geological fluid dynamics.


12.801 Ocean Circulation