Staff Profile

Emily Lemagie


Physical Oceanography


Phone: +1 508 289 2768

Office: Clark 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,   Mail Stop 21
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543


B.A. University of Washington, 2006, English with Honors

B.S. University of Washington, 2006, Physics with a Math minor

M.S. Oregon State University, 2011, Marine Resource Management

Ph.D. Oregon State University, 2018, Physical Oceanography

Research Statement

Coastal systems are often characterized by complex three-dimensional circulation; large bathymetric features, tides, freshwater runoff, and winds all add spatial and temporal variability which can lead to strong but intermittent fronts and drastic local shifts in water properties. Although these features are fascinating and important to study, they are intrinsically hard to observe. My primary academic interests are in identifying effective ways to combine numerical modeling and observational approaches to understanding the circulation of estuaries and the coastal ocean and for evaluating the implications of the physical dynamics on ecosystem processes.

Research Interests

Estuarine and coastal hydrodynamics and transport processes; buoyancy-driven flows; tidal and wind-driven circulation; biophysical interactions; observational and numerical modeling approaches.