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Scott Bachman

Scott Bachman

Scott was a CU grad student who joined the group on this project in the summer of 2009. He comes to our group by way of CU applied math and geology. Scott is a recipient of the 2011 CIRES Graduate Student Fellowship. Scott successfully defended in December, 2012. He was then a postdoc in Cambridge, UK with John Taylor. Now, he is a scientist in the Oceanography Section of NCAR<\a>.

S. D. Bachman. A Diagnostic Suite of Models for the Evaluation of Oceanic Mesoscale Eddy Parameterizations. PhD thesis, University of Colorado Boulder, 2012. [  .pdf ]
Erik Baldwin-Stevens

Erik Baldwin-Stevens

Erik received his Aerospace Engineering Master's degree in May, 2010. He joined the group and completed his master's thesis on a CIRES Innovative Research Program and a CU Innovative Seed Grant. Erik's aerospace engineering advisor was Kantha. Erik founded the Haines Avalanche Information Center and is a trustee of the the Alaska Avalanche Information Center.

E. C. Baldwin Stevens. Remote Sensing, Modeling, and Synthesis: On the Development of a Global Ocean Wind/Wave Climatology and Its Application to Sensitive Climate Parameters. Master's thesis, University of Colorado Boulder, 2010. [  .pdf ]
Sarah Blunt

Sarah Blunt

Sarah joined as a Meiklejohn peer advisor for 2014.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Bradley was a UROP from Spring 2010. Bradley graduated in mechanical engineering in June 2011 and went on to be a graduate student in computer science. He was a database administrator at Teens4Oceans, and now is the CIO at Wild Goose Imaging, a manufacturer of underwater camera systems.

Eliza Feero

Eliza Feero

Eliza is an undergraduate interested in concentrating in mathematics. She joined the group in Summer 2015 for a research project on tensors.

Mara Freilich

Mara Freilich

Mara, an applied math concentrator, joined in Spring 2014 for an independent study related to the reacting tracers project.

M. Freilich. Mathematical Modeling of Oceanic Phytoplankton Blooms in Chaotic Flows. Undergraduate Senior Thesis, Brown University, 2015. [ .pdf ]
Rachel Gottlieb

Rachel Gottlieb

Rachel, then a sophomore geophysics concentrator, joined in Summer 2013 as part of a team UTRA related to this project.

Peter Hamlington

Peter joined as a research assistant professor in Aerospace Engineering. He has been collaborating on upper ocean turbulence projects since Fall, 2011. Now, he is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at CU.

Sean Haney

Sean Haney

Sean was an ATOC graduate student who started working with the group in Spring 2011. Sean has worked on wave-wind forcing of Langmuir turbulence, hurricane wakes, and the impacts of waves on the turbulence in the ocean surface boundary layer. CNLS 2013. Sean successfully defended his thesis on 1/9/15!

S. Haney. Mixing and Restratification in the Upper Ocean: Competing Mechanisms in the Wave-Averaged Boussinesq Equations. PhD thesis, University of Colorado Boulder, 2015. [ .pdf ]
S. Haney, S. Bachman, B. Cooper, S. Kupper, K. McCaffrey, L. Van Roekel, S. Stevenson, B.  Fox-Kemper, and R. Ferrari. Hurricane wake restratification rates of 1, 2 and 3-dimensional processes. Journal of Marine Research, 70(6):824-850, November 2012. [ DOI | http ]

Theodore Jamieson

Teddy worked with us as an undergraduate math student. He started as a UROP in Fall 2008 and worked on an NSF REU on this project in Spring 2009. Teddy went on to graduate from Rutgers-Camden and became a Criminal Investigator with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Jordan-Detamore

Greg Jordan-Detamore

Greg joined as a Meiklejohn peer advisor for 2013.

Zhiyou Jing

Zhiyou Jing

Dr. Jing visited from the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO), on a visit supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) from April to September, 2015. He is interested in observations and modeling of submesoscale structures.

Hannah Kolus

Hannah Kolus

Hannah, a physics major, joined in Fall 2014 to work on Large Eddy Simulations of upper ocean turbulence for her undergraduate thesis, co-supervised by Pelcovits

H. Kolus. ´┐╝Investigating the relationship between Langmuir turbulence and ocean mixed ´┐╝layer entrainment in large-eddy simulations (LES). Undergraduate Senior Thesis, Brown University, 2015. [  .pdf ]
Kenta Kondo

Kenta Kondo

Kenta is an undergraduate concentrating in engineering. He joined the group in Summer 2015 for a research project on paleoclimate records of ocean heat content.

Stephanie Kupper

Stephanie Kupper

Stephanie is an undergraduate ecology & evolutionary biology major and an atmospheric & oceanic sciences minor. She joined us as a UROP in Spring 2010. Stephanie graduated in June 2011 and now works as a soil and water analyst at Accutest Labs.

Andrew Margolin

Andrew was an undergraduate chemistry major and an atmospheric and oceanic sciences minor. He started with the group in Spring 2009 on this project. Andrew is beginning in Fall 2009 on this project. Andrew was awarded the 2010 Colorado Science Scholarship. Andrew went on a cruise to Drake Passage in Summer 2011, which was profiled in the Antarctic Sun. Andrew will be a grad. student at U. Miami after Summer 2012. Here is a prize-winning paper of Andrew's! Here is the EOS note on Andrew's award.

A. R. Margolin. Measured and Estimated pH Change and Trends Throughout the Southern Ocean, 1972-2011. Batchelor's honors thesis, University of Colorado Boulder, 2012. [ .pdf]
Katie McCaffrey

Katherine McCaffrey

Katie was a CIRES/ESRL fellow in ATOC who began collaborating in Spring 2010. ATOC 2011. CNLS 2013. OSM 14. Katie successfully defended her PhD thesis on May, 2, 2014! Katie has joined the Wilczak group at NOAA ESRL to extend her work on characterizing sites for tidal power to the atmosphere.

K. McCaffrey. Characterizing Ocean Turbulence from Argo, Acoustic Doppler, and Simulation Data. PhD thesis, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014. [  .pdf ]

Ana Ordonez

Ana joined as a SOARS student visiting Boulder in the summer of 2012 from Arizona State University. Ana is majoring in geography with concentration in meteorology, and a minor in GIS. Ana's project is on mapping ocean energy resources. Ana began graduate school at the University of Washington in Fall 2013.

A. Ordonez. Energy extraction from ocean currents and waves: Mapping the most promising locations. SOARS project paper, 2012. [  http ]
Scott Reckinger

Scott Reckinger

Scott was a postdoctoral researcher (Fall 2013-Summer 2015) who received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado's Department of Mechanical Engineering, where he worked with Oleg Vasilyev. He works on improved representations of ocean mesoscale eddies in climate models. He is now at Montana State University.

B. Fox-Kemper, S. Bachman, B. Pearson, and S.  Reckinger. Principles and advances in subgrid modeling for eddy-rich simulations. CLIVAR Exchanges, 19(2):42-46, July 2014. [ bib | http ]
Shanon Reckinger

Shanon Reckinger

Shanon visited in Fall 2014 on sabbatical from Fairfield University Department of Mechanical Engineering. She works on advanced numerical methods for ocean modeling. Shanon is not at Montana State University.

Gene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Gene, then a sophomore geobio concentrator, joined in Summer 2013 as part of a team UTRA related to this project.

Mika Siegelman

Mika Siegelman

Mika joined in 2013 to do a senior thesis in physics. Mika successfully defended her thesis on 4/29/14, and went on to grad school at U. Hawaii in Mark Merrifield's group.

M. Siegelman. Modeling Ocean Dynamics at Waikiki Beach. Undergraduate Senior Thesis, Brown University, 2014. [ .pdf ]
Samantha Stevenson

Samantha Stevenson

Sam is an CU-ATOC grad student who joined the group as a 2008 CIRES graduate student fellow in the summer of 2008. Sam is now a NASA NESSF fellow. Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology Poster, 2008. ATOC Poster Conference, 2008. 2008 AGU Handout, CIRES Rendezvous, 2009. Sam has recently developed a Wavelet Probability Toolkit for comparing timeseries of data and models. The paper describing this analysis is here. Sam also went on a cruise to measure typhoon wakes in Fall 2010. Sam successfully defended her dissertation in Nov., 2011, and is now a postdoc in Hawaii.

S. Stevenson. The Past, Present and Future of the El Nino/Southern Oscillation. PhD thesis, University of Colorado Boulder, 2011. [ .pdf]
Nobu Suzuki

Nobuhiro Suzuki

Nobu is a postdoctoral researcher who received his Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, where he worked with Tetsu Hara. OSM 14. He worked on understanding the Stokes forces of ocean surface waves and their effects on upper ocean dynamics and turbulence in a postdoc position from May, 2013 to December, 2016.

Erica Thieleman

Erica Thieleman

Erica joined in Summer, 2013 as a part of a team UTRA related to this project. Erica was the CAP Fellow for Monsters of the Abyss.

Luke Van Roekel

Luke Van Roekel

Luke joined the group as a post-doc in August, 2010 on this project. Luke is a graduate of Colorado State University, from David Randall's group. His dissertation is here. Luke joined the faculty of Northland College in Fall 2011. We hope that Luke will be back in summers as a visiting scientist.

Adrean Webb

Adrean Webb

Adrean was a graduate student in CU Applied Math who started working with the group under a CIRES innovative research proposal in the summer of 2008. ATOC Poster Conference, 2008, CIRES Rendezvous, 2009, Waves 2011. He was mostly supported on this project. Adrean successfully defended his thesis on May 31, 2013! Adrean is now a project researcher at the University of Tokyo working with T. Waseda.

A. A. Webb. Stokes Drift and Meshless Wave Modeling. PhD thesis, University of Colorado Boulder, 2013. [.pdf ]
Stephen Yeager

Stephen Yeager

Steve joined as an NCAR scientist to simultaneously work toward his doctorate in oceanography. Steve successfully defended in April, 2013.

S. G. Yeager. Understanding and predicting changes in North Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature. PhD thesis, University of Colorado Boulder, 2013. [ .pdf]

Aaron Zettler-Mann

Aaron Zettler-Mann received his B.A. in Geography, magna cum laude, wiriting his honors thesis with Baylor as advisor. Aaron is now a graduate student at the University of Denver Department of Geography and the Environment.

A. Zettler-Mann. The Effects of Wave Energy Converters on a Monochromatic Wave Climate. Batchelor's honors thesis, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2010. [.pdf]