People of GLOBEC-PFEL :|
Dr. Frank Schwing (PFEL) has expertise in the observational analysis and
numerical modeling of circulation processes. He conducts research on
interannual variability in west coast circulation, including ENSO signals
in mesoscale coastal processes. For the past few years has been part of a
multidisciplinary effort to describe climate scale variability in the CCS
and the North Pacific, which has resulted in a number of recent
publications on the subject. Frank is the Project Director and Principal
Investigator of our current NEP project. He is the lead investigator on the
analysis and interpretation of the oceanographic data on this project.
Dr. Roy Mendelssohn (PFEL) was a Principal Investigator of the Climate and
Eastern Ocean System (CEOS) Program funded by the NOAA Climate and Global
Change Program. This international cooperative program looked at
comparative changes in the major upwelling systems of the world, and how
these changes have affected marine resources. As part of the work for the
CEOS Program, he was one of the designers and code developers of the
micro-computer based version of the COADS dataset. He introduced the use of
state-space decomposition techniques to model oceanographic time-series.
Roy leads the development of the subsurface data base, and the integration
of the subsurface data base with the surface data base, in our present
Dr. Tom Murphree (Naval Postgraduate School) has been the principal
investigator on several research projects investigating large-scale,
low-frequency variations of the ocean and atmosphere. His studies have
focused on ocean-atmosphere interaction processes and teleconnection
mechanisms. Tom has worked extensively on dynamical analyses of oceanic and
atmospheric observations, and a number of oceanic and atmospheric models.
His recent research includes observational and modeling studies of the
impacts of climatic variations in east Asia and the western tropical
Pacific on the North Pacific - North America region, especially the impacts
on the NEP. This research focuses on large scale air-sea interactions, low
frequency dynamics, and teleconnection mechanisms.
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Lynn deWitt (PFEL) developed the global subsurface data base that we are
analyzing, and was largely responsible for implementing the LAS on the PFEL
network. She also has assisted in developing a number of other data bases
and has extensive experience in data summarization and visualization using
Ferret and other packages, as well as web page development. Lynn has
applied her background in oceanography to a wide variety of oceanic and
atmospheric analyses for our present GLOBEC project.
Additional scientific support
Phaedra Green-Jessen (JIMAR) uses her background in meteorology to provide programming and scientific assistance to our
project. She has developed a number of environmental data sets and
climatologies for the north Pacific. She summarizes, analyzes, and
visualizes these data sets using several software packages. Phaedra also is
the webmaster for the PFEL/GLOBEC page.
Past scientific support
Dr. Richard Parrish (PFEL) has analyzed climate fluctuations in the oceans
and their impacts on fishery populations for many years and has published a
number of seminal papers on the subject. He is directing the generation of
the decade fields, and provides his experience on the analysis of the
patterns found in the retrospective and modeling work. Richard provides
expertise on potential biological impacts of climate change.
Dr. Grigory Monterey (JIMAR) was previously a co-principal investigator on
a diagnostic study of the north Atlantic circulation funded by the NOAA
Climate and Global Change Program. He was a co-author of two volumes of the
World Ocean Atlas on seasonal variability of mixed layer depth and steric
sea level. He worked on the implementation of the POM for the North Pacific
and ran the simulations of ocean circulation on the PFEL SGI. Grigory had
also developed a mixed layer depth global data base and climatologies.