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Dynamics of Ocean Fronts and Eddies


Naval Research Laboratory, MS, Ocean Sciences

opportunity location
64.17.01.B7131 Stennis Space Center, MS 395295004


name email phone
Jeffrey W. Book 228.688.5251


The objective of this research is to study the geophysical fluid dynamics and structures of ocean fronts and eddies both in the coastal and deep oceans. Specific processes of interest include transports, cross-frontal exchange, submesoscale physics, frontal instabilities, mixing, and nonlinear interactions between scales. Research on these topics is being conducted with a focus on in-situ techniques (e.g., profiling trawl-resistant moorings, gliders, and adaptive sampling from research vessels), together with a mixture of theoretical process studies and data assimilation with realistic ocean modeling.


key words
Eddies; Fluxes; Fronts; Instabilities; Measurements; Mesoscale; Mixing; Oceanography; Turbulence; Submesoscale;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,830.00 $3,000.00
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