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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Luc Lenain
Associate Research Scientist / Technical Director
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Professor & Director of MPL
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Associate Researcher
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Research Geophysicist
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Grant Deane
Research Oceanographer
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Professor Emeritus
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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.

A wave and flood forecast project.

Oceans and Atmosphere News

Oct 29, 2020 NSF Grants $53 Million to Create a Global Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

NSF Grants $53 Million to Create a Global Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

New grant will support a consortium of research institutions, includin...

Oct 22, 2020 Local Cures for the Climate Crisis

Local Cures for the Climate Crisis

Book and event seek community remedies for the intertwined issues of c...

Oct 9, 2020 Obituary Notice: Nobel Laureate Mario Molina

Obituary Notice: Nobel Laureate Mario Molina

Pioneering atmospheric chemist