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Dr. Hilde Oliver

Assistant Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department

Contact Information:
Location: Bigelow 208

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

Research Interests

  • Bio-physical interactions
  • Effects of melting ice sheets/sea ice on ocean physics and biogeochemistry
  • Fjord dynamics
  • Deep ocean-shelf interactions
  • Frontal systems
  • Iron cycling
  • Coupled physical-biogeochemical numerical modeling
  • Plankton imaging

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Hilde's specific interests are at the intersection of physical, chemical, and biological oceanography in contrasting hotspots of rapid change, including coastal Greenland, the Southern Ocean, and the U.S. northeast continental shelf and slope. At the University of Georgia, Hilde studied how glacial meltwater influences coastal marine ecosystems using Regional Ocean Modeling Systems (ROMS) through an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She joined the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering department as a postdoctoral scholar in 2019, where she used combined observational and modeling approaches to study bio-physical interactions at the New England shelf break, and is now an assistant scientist.


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