I am broadly interested in geophysical fluid dynamics, that is, the behavior and attributes of stratified flow in shallow layers on the surface of the rotating Earth. A large part of ocean dynamics can be described as either wave-like, such as surface and internal tides, or eddying, such as the mesoscale circulations, and I am interested in the interactions of these dynamics insofar as they influence coastal sea level or can be measured by satellite altimeters. I am also interested in the problems associated with ocean prediction, in which our theoretical understanding of the ocean and its interactions with other climate systems is applied to forecast future ocean sea level, currents, temperatures, etc. Ocean monitoring and forecasting are likely to be of growing societal relevance as changes in the coastal zones increasingly interact with our economic infrastructure.

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