UAF SFOS Institute of Marine Science
I am a physical oceanographer at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Science, Institute of Marine Science. I received a BS in electrical engineering from Lehigh University in 1990, an MS in oceanography from UAF in 1996 and graduated from UAF with a PhD in oceanography in 2012. My primary focus is on the study of shelf thermohaline structure and circulation in Alaskan waters, including descriptions of buoyancy driven flows, wind-driven circulation, near-shore circulation and tides. Since 1994, I have been involved in research projects spanning the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea, the Chukchi Sea and the Beaufort Sea. In the Bering Sea, much of my work has focused on the communication of inner shelf waters with waters of the mid-shelf region and the processes that lead to inter-annual variability of the current, temperature and salinity fields.