I am a PhD student at Columbia University, working at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory with Dr. Christopher Zappa. I use observational data to study physical processes at the air-sea interface, such as surface ocean turbulence and water mass modification. I am currently funded by a NASA FINESST grant to characterize high salinity shelf water (HSSW) formation in the Terra Nova Bay polynya in the Ross Sea, a seasonal opening in the ice created by strong off-shore winds. HSSW is a major component of Antarctic Bottom Water, which ventilates the lower kilometer of the world’s oceans and plays a significant role in the global thermohaline circulation that regulates Earth’s climate.
PhD Candidate, Ocean and Climate Physics, 2018-present
M.A., Ocean and Climate Physics, 2016-2018
Columbia University, New York, New York
Advisor: Christopher J. Zappa
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Advisor: H. Paul Johnson