Faculty | Applied Physics Laboratory & Oceanography
I am a physical oceanographer, specializing in polar research, especially the circulation of the Arctic Ocean, interdisciplinary interactions between and within sea-ice and the ocean, and the role of the polar oceans in climate. My research focusses strongly on observations, particularly the deployment and recovery of moored oceanographic instrumentation in ice-covered waters, and the analysis of both mooring and hydrographic data. For this, I have worked on British, German, Norwegian, American and Russian research vessels and led many Arctic oceanographic expeditions. I teach UW undergraduate and graduate classes on the Changing Arctic Ocean, including “Arctic Change- an interdisciplinary science-based look at what everyone should know about the Arctic in our world today”, a core course for UW’s Arctic Studies Minor.