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Air-sea fluxes over waves


Naval Research Laboratory, MS, Ocean Sciences

opportunity location
64.17.01.C0905 Stennis Space Center, MS 395295004


name email phone
Silvia Matt 228.688.5576


Air-sea fluxes over waves and impact on upper ocean mixing

The objective of this research is to study turbulent fluxes at the air-sea interface and investigate how their dynamics are affected by realistic wind-wave condition. This is achieved by conducting and analyzing laboratory measurements of turbulent fluxes of momentum and temperature across the air-sea interface. The ideal candidate has experience with or interest in Particle Image Velocimetry and/or Laser Doppler Anemometry systems, oceanographic microstructure instrumentation (temperature, shear), and boundary layer dynamics. The experimental data is complemented by results from high-resolution non-hydrostatic numerical simulations, experience with numerical models, in particular computational fluid dynamics is a plus. Our lab also works on topics related to fiber-optics based sensors (temperature, flow), and bio-inspired engineering, in particular the implementation of mechanisms for reduction of boundary layer turbulence and drag using both passive and active approaches (shark skin, dolphin skin).

key words
air-sea interaction; experimental fluid dynamics; boundary layer dynamics; numerical simulations; computational fluid dynamics; physical oceanography


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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