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Professor of Meteorology
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

Associate Director
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
Rm. 240, Research Building A
(850) 644-6923 phone
(850) 644-4841 fax
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My main research interests are air/sea interaction, remote sensing related to air/sea interaction and precipitation, and data fusion. These interests are applied to a wide range of activities (e.g., tropical disturbances, remotely sensed surface fluxes and related variables, variability in surface fluxes and winds coupled with impacts on land, impacts of episodic ocean forcing, and physical models of energy and momentum exchange between the ocean and the atmosphere). Recent interests include two-way interaction in the ocean/wave/atmosphere system.

I am particularly fond of using in situ and remotely sensed observations, combined with models of the ocean and atmospheric boundary-layers, to better understand air/sea interaction and the surface characteristics to which satellites responds.

I am currently a faculty member in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, the Associate Director of the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) and a member of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute. I also serve as the team leader for the NASA Ocean Vector Wind Science Team; an active member in Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic Systems (SAMOS) Working Group; and the NOAA Expert Team on the State of the Ocean; and other collaborative activities. These groups endeavor to improve our knowledge of air/sea interaction and its consequences on the larger Earth/Atmosphere/Cryosphere/Ocean system, with a wide range of applications.

2000 Levy Avenue
Building A, Suite 292
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2741
Phone: (850) 644-4581
Fax: (850) 644-4841
contact@coaps.fsu.edu

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