Steven Jayne

My research interests are in global ocean dynamics, including:
  • Developing statistical estimation techniques for use with the Global Ocean Observing System for mapping ocean velocity and heat content using profiling floats (Argo program), satellite gravimetry (GRACE), and satellite altimetry (Jason), and the development and application of new remote sensing techniques (e.g. GPS reflections and LIDAR)
  • Understanding the dynamics of western boundary current jets, and their associated recirculation gyres and eddy fluxes, through the use of in-situ observations (KESS), high-resolution ocean general circulation models, and quasi-geostrophic process-model studies
  • Demonstrating the connections between the ocean's tides, the conversion of the tide's energy into interal waves over rough topography, the vertical mixing that results from breaking internal waves, and the impact of that mixing on the Earth's climate