Upper Ocean Dynamics

Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Physicist

The Upper Ocean Dynamics Laboratory has an opening for an energetic and bright undergraduate student who can assist a dynamic research group in processing and analyzing atmospheric and oceanic data sets. This opportunity involves measurements from various field experiments focused on tropical ocean-atmosphere interactions under weak and strong winds as well as recently data acquired from Deep Water Horizon research flights and cruises from May through August 2010. Our laboratory is engaged in remote sensing using state-of-the-art high frequency current and wave radar systems for coastal ocean processes and satellite radar altimetry to monitor upper ocean heat content variability used in hurricane intensity forecasting; in-situ ocean-atmosphere profilers deployed from research aircraft and buoys; and process-related ocean modeling.

The laboratory works closely with NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Aircraft Operations Center, National Hurricane Center and the National Center for Environmental Prediction. For an overview of these activities and recently published articles see http://isotherm.rsmas.miami.edu/~nick or contact:

Lynn K. (Nick) Shay
Professor of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami

Email: nshay@rsmas.miami.edu
Phone: 305.421.4075
Cell: 305.205.0305

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