David Ralston

Estuarine dynamics and transport processes

David Ralston

Associate Scientist

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Contact Information
Office Phone: +1 508 289 2587
Email: dralston@whoi.edu

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Bigelow 212 (MS# 11)
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


Research Interests & Approach

I'm interested in fluid mechanics and scalar transport in estuaries and the coastal ocean, including estuarine exchange, dispersion, and residence time, sediment transport, stratified turbulence, bathymetric effects, frontal processes, and physical-biological coupling. My approach typically mixes field observations and numerical modeling, taking advantage of the benefits and recognizing the limitations of each.