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Associate Scientist
Clark 213A, Mailstop #29
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
1 508 289 2801

Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, 2004.
B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA, 1997.

Research Interests
  • Connecting physical oceanography, paleoceanography, and climate dynamics
  • Estimating past ocean circulation and its role in paleoclimate, using physical models and biogeochemical records
  • Large-scale coupled atmosphere-ocean dynamics, with focus on ENSO
  • Analysis of climate variability through state estimation, especially the synthesis of general circulation models and observations

MIT/WHOI Joint Program course 12.808, "Introduction to Observational Physical Oceanography", 2013-2015
MIT/WHOI Joint Program course 12.805, "Data Analysis in Physical Oceanography" (Spring 2016)
Advanced Climate Dynamics Course (ACDC) summer school series

Advising and Supervising

Postdoctoral Investigator: Thomas Chalk

Graduate Students: Gregory Streletz (UC Davis), Isabela Le Bras (summer advisor)

Summer Student Fellows: Joey Wenig (2012), Tsung-Lin Hsieh (2013), Yuxin Zhou (2015)

Thesis Committee Member for: Fern Gibbons (Ph.D., 2011), Holly Dail (Ph.D., 2012), Dan Amrhein (M.S., 2014), Marianna Linz (Ph.D. candidate)

Selected Publications

Gebbie, G.,C.D. Peterson, L.E. Lisiecki, and H.J. Spero, "Global-mean marine d13C and its uncertainty in a glacial state estimate," submitted.

Gebbie, G., "How much did Glacial North Atlantic Water shoal?" Paleoceanography, 29, doi:10.1002/2013PA002557. Also see auxiliary material.

H. Lopez, B.P. Kirtman, E. Tziperman and G. Gebbie, "Impact of Interactive Westerly Wind Bursts on CCSM3", Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 59, pp. 24-51, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2012.11.0001, 2013.

Gebbie, G., "Tracer transport timescales and the observed Atlantic-Pacific lag in the timing of the last Termination," Paleoceanography, 27, PA3225, doi:10.1029/2011PA002273, 2012.

Gebbie, G., and P. Huybers, "The mean age of ocean waters inferred from radiocarbon observations: sensitivity to surface sources and accounting for mixing histories," J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42 (2), DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-043.1, pp. 291–305, 2012.

Gebbie, G., and P. Huybers, “How is the ocean filled?,” Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L06604, doi:10.1029/2011GL046769, 2011.

Gebbie, G., and P. Huybers, “Total matrix intercomparison: a method for determining the geometry of water-mass pathways,” J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40 (8), doi:10.1175/2010JPO4272.1, 1710– 1728, 2010.

Gebbie, G., and E. Tziperman, “Predictability of SST-modulated westerly wind bursts,” J. Climate, 22, 3894-3909, 2009.

Gebbie, G., I. Eisenman, A. Wittenberg, and E. Tziperman, “Could ocean modulated wind bursts lead to improved forecasts of El Nino?” Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 88 (9), 2007.

Gebbie, G., I. Eisenman, A. Wittenberg, and E. Tziperman, “Modulation of Westerly Wind Bursts by Sea Surface Temperature: A Semi-Stochastic Feedback for ENSO,” J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 3281– 3295, doi:10.1175/JAS4029.1, 2007.

Huybers. P., G. Gebbie, and O. Marchal, “Can Paleoceanographic Tracers Constrain Meridional Circulation Rates?” J. Phys. Oceanogr., 37 (2), 394–407, doi:10.1175/JPO3018.1, 2007.

Gebbie, G., “Does Eddy Subduction Matter in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean?” J. Geophys. Res., 112, C06007, doi:10.1029/2006JC003568, 2007.  

Gebbie, G., and P. Huybers, “Meridional Circulation During the Last Glacial Maximum Explored Through a Combination of δ18O Observations and a Geostrophic Inverse Model,” Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q11N07, doi:10.1029/2006GC001383, 2006.

 Gebbie, G., P. Heimbach, and C. Wunsch, “Strategies for Nested and Eddy-Permitting State Estimation,” J. Geophys. Res., 111, C10073, doi:10.1029/2005JC003094, 2006.

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