Research Interests: Jim is a coastal and estuarine physical oceanographer. His research includes the study of coastal internal tides, high-frequency internal waves, and circulation in the vicinity of fronts; estuarine oceanography including the dynamics that drive the three-dimensional circulation and control temperature variations, the mechanisms that transport and disperse materials within estuaries, and the time response of estuaries to changes in forcing; physical/biological interactions which influence larval dispersal and estuarine water quality.
Project Roles: PI responsible for processing, assessment, and analysis of oceanographic data.
Expertise: Coastal and estuarine physical dynamics. Ocean measurements and modeling.
Education: Ph.D. – Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2000
M.S. – Physics, University of Washington, 1991
B.S. – Physics, Williams College, 1988
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