Oceans and Atmosphere

Nonlinear and Surface Waves

Propagation and dynamics of waves in the ocean, including the effects of stratification, rotation, topography, wind, and nonlinearity.  (Drake Passage wave photo: Maria Stenzel)

Academics

Grant Deane
Research Oceanographer
Luc Lenain
Associate Research Scientist / Technical Director
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

The primary area of research is air-sea interaction, including the topics of surface wave dynamics, air-sea fluxes, upper ocean turbulence, including Langmuir circulations, and the remote sensing of ocean surface phenomena using electromagnetic and acoustic techniques.

The group focuses on observing and modeling coastal processes including beach evolution, cliff erosion, and nearshore waves.

A wave and flood forecast project.

Oceans and Atmosphere News

SUNRISE in the Gulf of Mexico

SUNRISE in the Gulf of Mexico

Watching how water moves at a busy ocean intersection

More Evidence that California Weather Is Trending toward Extremes

More Evidence that California Weather Is Trending toward Extremes

Patterns associated with wildfires increasing in frequency, those link...

Scripps Student Spotlight: Sree Gopal

Scripps Student Spotlight: Sree Gopal

Recent MAS MBC graduate researched coastal management and policy withi...