Dr. David Ralston

Associate Scientist with Tenure
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department

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Contact Information:
Work: 508-289-2587
dralston@whoi.edu
Building: Bigelow 212

Mailing Address:
266 Woods Hole Road, MS #11
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

I'm interested in fluid mechanics and scalar transport in estuaries and the coastal ocean, including estuarine exchange, dispersion, and residence time, sediment transport, stratified turbulence, bathymetric effects, frontal processes, and physical-biological coupling. My approach typically mixes field observations and numerical modeling, taking advantage of the benefits and recognizing the limitations of each.

Education

Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA

M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

B.S. and B.A., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University