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

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Falk Feddersen
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Xuanting Hao
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Luc Lenain
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Grant Deane
Research Oceanographer
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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.

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