About me

I study physical processes at the air-sea interface using mooring and satellite data. My master's work focused on similarity scaling of turbulence kinetic energy (TKE) dissipation rates in the ocean boundary layer. My thesis work is on characterizing high salinity shelf water (HSSW) formation in the Terra Nova Bay polynya in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

PhD Candidate, Ocean and Climate Physics, 2016-present
Columbia University, New York, New York
Advisor: Christopher J. Zappa

B.S., Oceanography, 2011-2015
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Advisor: H. Paul Johnson

Recent Publications

Wurl, O., Bird, K., Cunliffe, M., Landing, W. M., Miller, U., Mustaffa, N. I. H., et al. (2018). Warming and inhibition of salinization at the ocean's surface by cyanobacteria. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 4230–4237. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077946

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