Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Karl R. Helfrich
Karl R. Helfrich's photoKarl R. Helfrich
Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography

Contact Information:
Work: 508 289 2870
Fax: +1 508 457 2181
Building: Clark 321

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 21
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests
Theoretical, numerical and laboratory studies in geophysical fluid dynamics: stratified flows, nonlinear internal waves and tides, hydraulic phenomena, abyssal circulation in the presence of topography, geological fluid dynamics, bio-fluid dynamics.

Fellow, American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2001
J. S. Johnson Chair as Education Coordinator, 2001-2006
H. B. Bigelow Chair for Excellence in Oceanography, 2014-
Faculty member of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Summer Program

B.S.E., Duke University, 1979
S.M.,   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982
Ph.D.,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985

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