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Assistant Research Scientist
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
(850) 645-1253 phone
(850) 644-4841 fax
My research focuses on the improvement of the HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) on interannual and decadal time scale. This work has started under the framework of the Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments (COREs). This project has helped to understand and document the behavior of HYCOM coupled with the ice model CICE on a 300-year experiment. The results led to significant improvements in the ocean and ice circulation. The on-going work is the implementation of HYCOM as an alternative ocean component to POP in the Community Earth System Model (CESM). The goals of this research are two fold: 1) to evaluate HYCOM and the impact of ocean resolution in long-term climate simulations and 2) to compare high-resolution HYCOM (1/12º) coupled with the atmospheric model CAM (CESM) and NAVGEM (NAVY) on a seasonal time-scale.
Other interests include HYCOM developments, tides in the Gulf of Mexico and ocean-ice interactions.