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College of Arts & Sciences
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment


The study of the geology, physics, chemistry, and biology of the oceans. Areas of current research include: carbon and nutrient cycling, satellite oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics, sediment dynamics, turbulence, physical properties of sea water, terrestrial inputs to the marine environment, marine food webs, ocean and coastal currents, estuarine dynamics, primary productivity, air-sea interactions, waves, and tides.

Oceanography Faculty