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Fiamma Straneo
Associate Scientist w/ Tenure
Physical Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, 1999.
Thesis: Dynamics of Rotating Convection Including a Horizontal Stratification and Wind.
Advisor: Prof. M. Kawase.

Universita Statale di Milano, Italy
Laurea cum Laude (with honors) in Physics, 1992.
Thesis: Ring absorption in the Gulf Stream.
Adviser: Prof. N. Pinardi

Professional Experience
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
Associate Scientist with tenure, Physical Oceanography Department: 2009-present.
Associate Scientist, Physical Oceanography Department: 2006 - 2009.
Assistant Scientist, Physical Oceanography Department: 2002 - 2006.
Post-doctoral Scholar, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research (CICOR): 1999 - 2002.

Educational Activities within MIT/WHOI Joint Program
Committees and Other:
Education Coordinator, Physical Oceanography, Seward Johnson Chair, 2013-present
Joint Committee for Physical Oceanography, 2004-2007; 2013-present
Joint Program Strategic Planning Commitee, 2012.

Courses Taught:
Climate Change: Science, Communication and Controversy
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Arctic System
Modern and Classic Works in Physical Oceanography

Ph.D. Graduates (* indicates co-advised)
  • Tatiana Rykova  (WHOI/MIT, 2009) - The Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the West Greenland Current System in the Labrador Sea
  • Pierre St-Laurent (UQAR, QC, 2009) - Seasonal and Interannual Variability of freshwater in Arctic Seas: The case of Hudson Bay
  • Dorotea Iovino* (Geophyics Inst., Univ. of Bergen, 2008) - Dense water formation in the Nordic Seas
  • Renske Gelderloos* (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, 2011) - Labrador Sea Convection and the role of eddies
  • Roberta Sciascia* (Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2013) - Dynamics at the ocean/ice boundary layer
  • Marilena Oltmanns (WHOI/MIT) - PhD 2009-present
  • Rebecca Jackson (WHOI/MIT) - PhD 2010-present
  • Nat Wilson (WHOI/MIT) PhD 2013-presnt
  • Ken Mankoff (2014-present)
  • Nick Beaird (2013-present)
  • Ben Harden (2012-present; co-advisor)
  • Clark Richards (2012-present)
  • James Holte (2010-2013, now on paternity leave)
  • Xujing Davis (2009-2011; now Research Associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA).
  • Dave Sutherland (2008-2009; now Assistant Professor, U. of Oregon, OR);
  • Carlos Moffat (2008-2009; now Res. Sci., U. Santa Cruz, CA, and Assist. Prof. U. Conception, Chile)
  • Julies Deshayes (2006-2008; now Scientist at Labor. des Physique des Oceans, CNRS, France)

Last updated: January 23, 2014

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