EMERITUS RESEARCH SCHOLAR
Phone: +1 508 289 2426
Address: Clark 349B, Mail Stop: 21
B.Sc. Carnegie-Mellon University, Physics
Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, Physical Oceanography
Google Scholar Citations: > 10,000, h-index = 48
ISI/Web of Science Citations: > 5,800, h-index = 38
Ocean mixing and microstructure; the global water cycle, double-diffusive convection; relationships between small scale mixing processes and large-scale temperature and salinity distributions; the thermohaline circulation of the ocean; development of microprofiling instrumentation; autonomous profiling floats; the salinity distribution and its measurement; terrestrial rainfall prediction using ocean salinity; seismic oceanography (See Science Article)
Ocean Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences, 2005-2007.
Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change, America’s Climate Choices, National Academy of Sciences, 2009-2010.
Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Assessment Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 2011-2012.
NASA Salinity Science Team leader, 2011-2017
NASA Earth Science Advisory Committee 2014-2020
J. S. Guggenheim Fellow, 1997-1998.
Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2012
2018 Harald Sverdrup Lecture, AGU Fall Meeting
Van Allen Clark Sr. Chair for Excellence in Oceanography 2012-2017
Interviews, blogs and talks
Podcast about rainfall forecasting and climate change, September 9, 2019.
CBS-TV interview on Rainfall Forecast Contest win, May 3, 2019.
AGU-EOS article on Salinity and Rain, April 12, 2019.
Oceanus article on Rainfall Forecasting Win, March 25, 2019.
NPR interview on Rainfall Forecasting Win, March 24, 2019.
Falmouth Enterprise Article on Rainfall Forecasting contest, March 22, 2019.
Bureau of Reclamation Press Release on Forecasting Rodeo, March 7, 2019
Scientia article: “Uncovering the connection between ocean salinity and terrestrial rainfall”
Years of Living Dangerously Blog Post: Drought or Deluge
Predicting Terrestrial Rainfall Using Ocean Salinities, interview on WCAI Living Lab, June 13, 2016.
“Predicting Minnesota Rainfall with North Atlantic Salinities” Audio and slide presentation at AMS Fluid Dynamics Meeting, June 15, 2015.
Regarding expanding Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic, (Vice News video, July 26, 2014)
On IPCC AR5 Report (Interview on NPR’s “The Takeaway”, September 27, 2013)
Salinity and Climate (Interview on WCAI’s “The Point”, July, 2013):
Extreme Weather (Interview on WCAI’s”The Point”, May, 2012):
Climate Change (Interview on WCAI’s”The Point”, February, 2007):