I am a physical oceanographer and use instruments at sea including gliders, floats, and ship-based instruments (such as Underway CTD) to study internal waves and tides and upper ocean processes.
I have studied the life cycle of internal tides from generation to propagation to dissipation.
Recently I used an array of floats to study the generation, propagation, and dissipation of near-inertial internal waves generated by a tropical cyclone. In the future, with several collaborators I would like to assimilate the high-resolution, subsurface data from the floats to better constrain upper ocean processes under cyclones.
With other collaborators, I am planning to use profiling floats to measure submesoscale processes by (a) using fluoresence as a tracer and (b) directly measuring turbulent mixing.
I have a B.Sc.Eng. in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University, an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii.