Hurricane Experts

 

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Mark Bourassa
Professor

Meteorology 
Rm. 234 
(850) 644-6923
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Bourassa's expertise is in the transfer of energy and momentum between the ocean and the atmosphere and remote sensing, particularly of surface winds. He also is interested in surface water waves and the identification of tropical disturbances, possible precursors to tropical cyclones. Recent work has involved remotely sensed estimates of the energy released in storms, as water vapor is converted to precipitation.


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Dmitry Dukhovskoy 
Assistant Research Scientist
 
Oceanography 
Rm. 224 
(850) 644-1168 
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Dukhovskoy’s research interests focus on numerical modeling of ocean physical processes including ocean dynamics, storm surges, air-sea interaction, waves, and tides. He has been involved in different research efforts that studied ocean response to tropical storms. Currently, he is developing a storm surge model for the U.S. Gulf Coast as part of a project on flood risk assessment in the Gulf of Mexico.


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Steve Morey 
Associate Research Scientist
 
Oceanography 
Rm. 223 
(850) 644-0345 
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Morey's research focuses on studying physical processes and circulation within the Gulf of Mexico. He conducts studies of estuarine systems and their connectivity to the offshore environment, the ocean response to hurricanes and deepwater processes over steep topography. He is currently working with a team at COAPS developing computer models of storm surge and coastal flooding.