Most problems facing the ocean are affected to some extent by ocean, coastal and estuarine circulation.
I study the waterborne transport of pollutants, nutrients and drifting organisms. My interests are primarily
regional, on the scale of an estuary or a short stretch of coastline, and much of my work has direct policy implications.
| Pamlico Sound: Larval Transport |
"Which way did he go? Which waaaay did he go?"
| Point Conception: Inner Shelf Circulation |
"Point Conception? God walks on the water below that point,
and the waters above it, He left to the devil"
Phillip Vella, after 68 years fishing on the CA coast.
| North Carolina Coast: Wind Driven Circulation |
"They have done it! Damned if they ain't flew!"
anonymous witness to the Wright Brothers' first flight, Dec 17, 1903
| The Columbia River Bar: Collision of Salt and Fresh Water |
"Great joy in camp. We are in view of the ocean, this great Pacific Ocean,
which we have been so long anxious to see."
Captain William Clark, November 7, 1805
| Puget Sound: Tidal Currents |
"The Land in the Southern Inlets of these straits is most grateful to the Eye"
Peter Puget, 1792