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Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Geophysical fluid dynamics treats the behavior of fluids under the constraints and boundary conditions found in the sea. Fluid motions in the ocean are affected, for example by rotation of the earth, geometry of the basin, frictional characteristics of the seabed, the pull of the sun and moon, and buoyancy effects from fluxes of fresh water. Issues include transfer of momentum and heat from winds to the sea and extend to other disciplines, for example, in the delivery of subsurface nutrients to surface waters.

Participating Faculty

 

Emmanuel Boss

Emmanuel Boss

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Interests: biological-physical interactions, geophysical fluid dynamics, Lagrangian and Eulerian dynamics and kinematics, marine optics, marine acoustics, remote sensing, mesoscale (fronts, jets, and eddies) dynamics, mixed-layer dynamics, science teaching methodology, Oceanography, Ocean Observing systems, Ocean Modeling and prediction.
emmanuel.boss@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.4378

Neal Pettigrew

Neal Pettigrew

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Interests: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Ocean Energy, Marine Climate Change, Coastal Physical Oceanography, Ocean Observing Systems, Gulf of Maine, autonomous vehicles, data buoys, coastal currents, AUV, glider
nealp@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.4384

Huijie Xue

Huijie Xue

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Interests: Physical Oceanography, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Ocean Modeling and Prediction, Ocean Energy, Biological-Physical Interactions, Marine Climate Change
hxue@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 581-4318

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