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Curriculum Vitae

Kenneth Harold Brink
Physical Oceanographer
Scientist Emeritus
Department of Physical Oceanography, MS #21
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1535
Telephone: 508.289.2535; Fax: 508.457.2181
ORCid: 0000-0001-9911-8807


B.S., Cornell University, 1971 (engineering physics)
M. Phil., Yale University, 1973 (geology and geophysics)
Ph.D., Yale University, 1977 (geology and geophysics)


Director, Coastal Ocean Institute and Rinehard Coastal Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution, 2000–2004.

Scientist Emeritus, June 2015 to present; Senior Scientist, 1993–May 2015; Associate Scientist, 1984–1993; Tenure awarded, 1988;

Assistant Scientist, 1980–1984; Fellow, Summer Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, 1974, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1977–1979; Research Associate, 1979–1980, School of Oceanography, Oregon State University.

Research Assistant, 1971–1976, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University.


American Meteorological Society Editors' Award, 1985
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 1995
The Cody Award in Ocean Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1996
American Meteorological Society Fellow, 2000
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2000
National Associates of the National Academies, 2001
Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 2014
Kenmore East High School Hall of Distinction, Inducted May 8, 2015
The Oceanography Society Fellow, 2020


Editorial Advisory Board, South African Journal of Marine Science, 1984 –2013
[since 2003: African Journal of Marine Science] Associate Editor, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 1985–2006
Guest Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research, 1990
Editorial Board, Journal of Marine Research, 1989–2010
Editorial Board, The Sea, 1994–
Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of Ocean Science, 2006-
Guest Editor, Oceanography, Japan/East Sea issue, Fall, 2006
Editor, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 2007-2010; Editorial Board, 2010-2013
Editorial Board, Annual Review of Marine Science, 2007-2014
Guest Editor, Journal of Marine Research, 2008
Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Books Board, 2008-2013
Editor, Journal of Marine Research, 2010-

Program Coordinator, Coastal Transition Zone Program (CTZ), 1985–91

Coordinator of Fall 1987 American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, Ocean Sciences section
Member, Organizing Committee, Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics and Coupling (GLOBEC), 1987–1988

Member, Flow Over Abrupt Topography Accelerated Research Initiative Steering Committee, 1989-1991
Member, AAAS Electorate Nominating Committee of the Section on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences, 1997–1999
Chairman, Steering Committee for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CoPO), 1988–1990
Chairman, Steering Committee for Coastal Ocean Processes (CoOP), 1990–1993
Member, Coastal Ocean Processes (CoOP) Steering Committee, 1990–1995
Member, Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP of NOPP), 2001
American Geophysical Union (AGU) section nominating committee, 2001-2002
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Ad Hoc Committee to comment on Ocean Commission report, 2004
Associate Member of SCOR Working Group 129 (Cross-shelf exchange), 2008-2009
Chair, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Committee to select new JGR editors, 2010
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Ocean Sciences Fellows Selection Committee, 2010
Member, Year of the Ocean Steering Committee, The Heinz Center, 1997–1998

National Research Council:

- NRC panel on oil spill models on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) (U. of Washington), August 5-6, 1987.
- Member, Ocean Studies Board (OSB), 1991–1994
- Vice-Chairman, Ocean Studies Board (OSB) Navy Committee, 1992
- Chairman, Ocean Studies Board (OSB) Navy Committee, 1993–1994
- Member, Ocean Studies Board (OSB) Committee on the Coastal Ocean, 1993–1994
- Chairman, Ocean Studies Board (OSB), 1996–2001
- Member, Committee on Global Change Research, 1997–2001

- Review Coordinator:

Chemical Reference Materials: Setting the Standards for Ocean Science, 2002
Evaluating Progress of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program:  Methods and Preliminary Results, 2007
Ocean Acidification A National Strategy to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Ocean, 2010
Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington:  Past, Present, and Future, 2012
Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report, 2017

President Elect, 1996–98, President, 1998–2000, Past President 2000–2002, The Oceanography Society Meeting Co-Chair, 1998 Meeting (Paris, France)

Fellows Committee for The Oceanography Society.  Chair 2006-2007.

SMAST/CMAST External Board of Advisors, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 1998–2004
Oregon State University (OSU) College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) Board of Advisors, 2004-2007

Trustee, Bermuda Biological Station for Research (now Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences), 2005–, Chair of the Science Committee, 2007-2015; Member of search committee for new director, 2012,

Member, Cornell University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Alumni Advisory Committee, 2008 –

Adjunct appointment, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 2015-

Member, American Geophysical Union
Member, American Meteorological Society
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, Sigma Xi
Member, The Oceanography Society
Member, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography


Shelf dynamics including coastal trapped waves, coastal upwelling, and the coupling between shelf and ocean circulation; dynamics
of wind-driven ocean currents; influence of abrupt topography on low-frequency currents.


WHOI (Non Education Related):

Physical Oceanography (PO) Seminar Chairman, 1983
Chairman, Journal Club Committee, 1983
Wind Group Management Committee, 1983-1984
Coastal Research Center (CRC) Advisory Committee, 1986-1987
Coastal Research Center (CRC) Review and Planning Committee, 1991
Promotion Committee for D. Caron, 1988
Promotion Committee (Chair) for C. A. Butman, 1988
Promotion Committee for John Trowbridge (Chair), 1991
Promotion Committee for Rocky Geyer (member), 1991
Senior Scientists Executive Committee, 1995 – 1998 (Chair 1996-1997)
Strategic Planning: Access to the Sea, 1996
WHOI CICOR, Lead Fellow for Coastal Oceanography, 2006-2007; Associate Director, 2008
Chapman Lecture Committee, 2009-
Physical Oceanography (PO) Dept. Space Committee, 2011-2013
WHOI Ad hoc library committee, 2012-2013

Outside WHOI:

Review Committees
Various ONR site reviews, 1985
Scientific Advisory panel for Minerals Management Service (MMS), Dynalysis/SAIC study
of the Santa Barbara Channel and Central Coast, 1983-1986
Member of Quality Review Board (QRB) for 3 Minerals Management Service (MMS) funded projects, 1989
North Carolina Environmental Science Review Panel (MMS), 1991
External Review Committee, Graduate Program in Oceanography, University of Delaware, 1987
Visiting Committee, Department of Oceanography, Florida State University, April 4-7, 1999
Review Panel, Naval Research Laboratory Code 7300, August 17-19, 1999
Chair of Visiting Committee at Scripps to review their research programs, September, 1999
Chair, NRL SES Review Committee, December 10, 1999
Chair, CRDF Geosciences Review Panel, March 3, 2000
NOAA/NSF GLOBEC panel, July, 2000
Member, MBL visiting committee to review Boston University Marine Program (BUMP), July 2001
Science Advisory Board, US Commission on Ocean Policy, 2003
Review Panel for PISCO Program, 2004
MBARI Visiting Committee, January 2005
Panel member:  NSF DDDAS (Dynamics Data Driven applications Systems)– July 21-22, 2005
Member, U. of Washington Sea Grant Panel, August, 2006
NSF Physical Oceanography Panel, May 2008
Quality Enhancement Review, Florida State University, GFD Institute, October 13-15, 2015
National Academies’ Gulf Research Program review panel, 2018

Meetings Outside WHOI (Other than Attendance at Society/National Meetings.  The information prior to 1990 is incomplete.):

ONR Coastal Transition Zone Workshop, Monterrey, CA – May, 1985
Ocean Prediction ’86 – Harvard
The Benguela and Comparable ecosystems.  Cape Town, So. Africa – 1986.  Invited speaker. CTZ PI meeting, April, 1990
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Coastal Planning meeting, May 1990
DOE and NOAA Planning meetings, June 1990
Liege Symposium on Hydrodynamics, 1991
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Copenhagen, 1991
IUGG (US representative to IAPSO), 1991 NOAA GOOS Planning meeting, WHOI, October, 1992
Land Margin Ecosystem Research (LMER) annual meeting, MBL, November, 1992
CoOP Long Times Series Planning workshop, March, 1993
Coastal Ocean Modeling workshop (USM), March, 1993
Naval Studies Board Review of Littoral Warfare (twice), April, 1993
Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) Planning meeting, North Carolina, April, 1993
Shelf-ocean Coupling and Exchange workshop, Bidston, UK, May, 1993
Canadian GLOBEC Organizing meeting, June, 1993
Gordon Conference on Coastal Physical Oceanography, June, 1993
CoOP Workshop on Wind-Driven Shelves, July, 1993
Ocean Studies Board (OSB) Tactical Oceanography Symposium, August, 1993
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Symposium on Cod and climate Change, Iceland, August, 1993
Arabian Sea Workshop, Sevastopol, Crimea, September 20-23, 1993
Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Physical Oceanography Workshop, Tallahassee, Fl., April 4-7, 1994
COASTS Workshop, Liege, Belgium, May 5-9, 1994
Second International Conference on Oceanography, Lisbon, 1994
Oil Spill Modeling Workshop, UMASS Dartmouth, 1995
JGOFS Arabian Sea Workshop (speaker), August, 1996
APROPOS (Future of NSF Physical Oceanography), Monterey, December 1997
National Ocean Conference, Monterey, June 1998
Organizing Committee for Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)/SCOR Ocean Assessment, Paris, October 21-23, 1998
COASTS Organizing Committee meeting, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), Paris, January 29-22, 1999
Tactical Oceanography Symposium (NRC), Corpus Christi, Texas, February 9-11, 1999
Arabian Marginal Seas Workshop, Stennis Space Flight Center, May 11-13, 1999
NRC Ocean Studies Board (OSB) Sea Floor Observatories Workshop, Islamorada, Florida, January 10-12, 2000
OCTET Workshop, Virginia, March 7-10, 2000
COASTS meeting, Paris, August, 2001
ONR Workshop on Coastal Observations, Gulfport, October 24-25, 2002
RARGOM Executive Council, 2003
RARGOM Theme meeting: Observing Systems, August 12, 2004
International Oceanographic Research, State Department – November 12, 2003
Talk at GLOBEC PI meeting on SeaSoar results.  November, 2003
Various talks on Orion Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) to NOAA Climate Program, CORE Board of Governors, etc., 2003-2004
ORION Science meeting, Puerto Rico, January, 2004
Appeared on NPR’s “The Point” radio show, May 2004
NEPTUNE/Canada Science Planning meeting, Victoria, May, 2004
ORION SSC meetings – Seattle, November, 2004; Washington, DC, February, 2005
Ecosystems Based Management workshop, UNH, March 2007
NOSB Committee to vet questions, Washington, DC, October, 2007
Oman Science Planning meeting (setting up the equivalent of NSF), October 2007
Nuclear Fuel Resources Workshop (DOE sponsored, Norwood, Mass), October 13-14, 2010
Antoine Badan Memorial Symposium, Ensenada, Mexico, November 16-18, 2010
Coastal Ocean Numerical Modeling Gordon conference, June 26-July 1, 2011
Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Planning meeting, UMASS Dartmouth – June, 2012
Gordon Conference on Coastal Ocean Circulation, 2013
Tansley Workshop on Marine/Terrestrial Ecosystem comparability, Imperial College Silwood Park campus, England, May 7-9, 2014
MASTS workshop on fishing gear design, Glasgow, Scotland, May 12-13, 2014
Gordon Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling (University of New England), June, 2015
AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 2016
Coastal Gordon Conference in Maine, June 2017
Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon, February 2018
Coastal Gordon Conference in New Hampshire, June 2019
Ocean Sciences Meeting, San Diego, California, February 2020


R.. Payne (with R. Weller) through Wind Committee, 1983; F. Bahr, 1994- present, J. Pallant, 1994; J. Dean, 1994; Bruce Tripp, 2001-2004

Mentoring committee member for:  Shih-Nan Chen (AOPE Postdoc); Tom Farrar (Physical Oceanography (PO) Assistant Scientist); Hyodae Seo (Physical Oceanography (PO) Assistant Scientist)

PostDocs Supervised:  C. Lee (UW), D. McGillicuddy (WHOI), R. Samelson (OSU)


Admissions Committee, 1984-1986 JCPO, 1987-1990
Co-Chaired general exam committee Physical Oceanography (PO), 1992, 2012
Physical Oceanography (PO) General Exam Committee, 2010

Courses taught

19.78/12.781/12.862: Dynamics of Shelf Circulation I – Spring 1982, Fall 1986, Spring 1989,
Fall 1990, Spring 1992 (with R. Beardsley), Fall 1993
19.79/12.872/12.863:  Dynamics of Shelf Circulation II – Spring 1984, Spring 1985, Spring 1991
with S. Lentz), Spring 1993 (with R. Beardsley), Spring 1994 (with R. Beardsley)
12.805: Laboratory in Physical Oceanography - Fall 2012, Fall 2013
12.862: Coastal Physical Oceanography -  Fall 2006, Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
19.891: Intro Shelf Dynamics (with R. Beardsley and D. Chapman) – Fall 1983

Education Activities

Thesis Committee MemberDate and Type of Degree 
Rosenfeld, Leslie 2/1987, PhD 
Vennell, Ross9/1988, PhD
Wilkin, John9/1988, PhD
Franks, Peter6/1990, PhD
Dever, Edward6/1995, PhD
Osychny, Vladimir9/1997, SM
Fischer, Albert9/2000, PhD
Logvinov, Evgeny9/2008, SM
Wang, Jinbo6/2011, PhD
von Appen, Wilken-Jon2/2013, PhD
Bogdanoff, Alec10/2016, PhD
Barth, John2/1988, PhD
Sundermeyer, Miles9/1995, PhD - co-advisor w/J. Ledwell
LaCasce, Joseph9/1996, PhD
Pringle, James6/1998, PhD
Cherian, Deepak7/2016, PhD
M. S. Advisor 
Vladimir Osychny1994
Thesis Defense Chair 
Moffatt, Carlos9/2007, PhD
Benthuysen, Jessica6/2010, PhD
Thesis Committee (Other Institutions) 
Chen, Dake1989, PhD (SUNY Stony Brook)
Schwing, Frank1989, PhD (Dalhousie)
Sloan, Quinn1996, PhD (Harvard)
Liang, X. San2002, PhD (Harvard)
Andre Paloczy Filho  2015 MS (University of Sao Paulo)
Siqi Li2018, PhD (UMass Dartmouth)
Summer Student Fellows 
Morrell, Will1984
Wilson, Sam2009
Arzeno, Isabella2010
Guest Students 
Andre Paloczy Filho2014 (Brazil)


  • Fortran programs for computing coastal trapped wave properties for straight coasts, islands and seamounts.

  • Matlab code for coastal-trapped waves
    • Along a straight coast:
    • With stratification:

    • Without stratification:

    • For islands:

    • For seamounts and lakes:


1977:    R/V Iselin (3/18/77 - 3/30/77 ): CUEA cruise off Peru (Callao to Callao)

1981:    R/V Velero IV: Organization of Persistent Upwelling Structures (OPUS) cruises off Point Conception, California (Los Angeles base)

(3/6/81 - 3/13/81)

(3/16/81 - 3/27/81)

(4/3/81 - 3/16/81) co-Chief Scientist

1982:    R/V Asterias: WHOI CRC work (Nauset area) (Woods Hole to Woods Hole)



1983:    R/V New Horizon: Organization of Persistent Upwelling Structures  (OPUS) cruises off Point Conception (Los Angeles base)

(3/30/83 - 4/2/83) Chief Scientist

(4/4/83 - 4/15/83)

(4/17/83 - 4/30/83) Chief Scientist

1984:    R/V Iselin: FASINEX large-scale array mooring cruise (Miami to Miami)

(10/25/84 - 10/31/84) Chief Scientist

1987:    R/V Point Sur: CTZ (Monterey to Monterey)

(6/15/87 – 6/28/87)

1990:    R/V Thomas Washington: TOPO mooring deployment cruise (San Diego to San Diego)

(9/12/90 - 9/20/90) Chief Scientist

1994:    R/V Thomas G. Thompson: ONR Arabian Sea Project (Muscat to Muscat)

(11/28/94 - 12/18/94)

1995:    R/V Thomas G. Thompson: ONR Arabian Sea Project (Muscat to Muscat)

(2/9/95 - 3/3/95) Chef Scientist

(6/21/95 - 7/13/95) Chief Scientist

1996     R/V Endeavor: PRIMER pilot cruise (Narragansett to Narragansett)

(5/5/96 - 5/11/96)

1998:    R/V Oceanus: GLOBEC mooring cruise (Woods Hole to Woods Hole)

(10/10/98 - 10/13/98)

1999:    R/V Atlantis: WHOI PR cruise with Rita Colwell (Astoria to Astoria, OR)

(4/3/99 - 4/6/99)

2003:    R/V Melville: ONR Northwest Australia Project (Port Hedland to Darwin)

(6/18/03 - 7/17/03) Chief Scientist


Modeling of fluctuating wind-driven motions over the continental shelf and slope.
March 17, 1983: WHOI/IOP meeting.
Organization of Persistent Upwelling Structures (OPUS) TALKS.
March 21, 1983: The spring 1983 Opus experiment. Lamont Doherty
Geophysical Observatory (LDGO).
December 1983: Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting. Invited.
February1984: FSU.
February 1984: Ocean Sciences meeting.
May 1984: Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Invited.
December 1984: Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting.
December 1984: Harvard University.
April 1985: WHOI.
Comments on the subinertial response of continental shelf waters to strong wind driving.
December 1983: Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting.
Mean flow generation over a bumpy continental shelf.
February 19, 1986: URI
February, 25, 1986: WHOI
A stochastic model for wind driven currents over the continental shelf.
May 6, 1986: WHOI
July 8, 1986: Oregon State University (OSU)
September 16, 1986: South African Sea Fisheries Institute
September 19, 1986: University of Port Elizabeth
October 27, 1986: Harvard University
December 1986: Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting (poster)
Coastal upwelling: jets, squirts and fronts.
September 19, 1986: University of Port Elizabeth
Talk on “Coastal Sciences” as part of the Panel on the Office of Naval Research in Oceanography: Past, Present, and Future.
1987: Spring American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting
Evidence for wind-driven currents in the Western North Atlantic.
October 15, 1987: Institute for Naval Oceanography
November 3, 1987: WHOI
February 2, 1988: AMS
A mechanism for intensified current variability near an abyssal trench or rise.
December 7, 1987: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Where are we going with coastal upwelling?
May 4, 1988: US-Taiwan Joint Workshop on Frontal Exchange Processes,
SUNY at Stony Brook.
Cross-shelf exchange.
May 10-13, 1988: GLOBEC meeting, Wintergreen, Virginia.
The Ocean’s response to Hurricane Gloria and trapped waves on a seamount: Two completely unrelated talks in only one hour.
May 31, 1988: WHOI
Where are we going in coastal oceanography?
1989: 13 times at various places including WHOI, Scripps Institute of
Oceanography (SIO), NSF, NOAA, Lamont Doherty Geophysical Observatory (LDGO), University of Delaware, SUNY Stony Brook,
University of Southern California.
Describing the coastal ocean.
August 1989: TOS
Forced wave motions over seamounts:
February 1989 WHOI
August, 1989: Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN)
October, 1989: MIT
December, 1989: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Lagrangian description of CTZ jets off Northern California.
December, 1989: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Coastal Physical Processes and GLOBEC.
December, 1989: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Statistical properties of the near-surface flows in the California current system –
June 12, 1991: FSU
Physical processes to be resolved by a coastal ocean prediction system (Brink, Allen, Haney)
December, 1991: Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Coastal ocean dynamics and variability in physical processes.
1991: Spring American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Academia and Coastal Oceanography. Symposium on Naval Warfare and Coastal Oceanography
(Tactual Oceanography meeting).
April 30, 1991: Little Creek, VA
The functioning of cold-water filaments in the California current system Benguela Trophic
Functioning Symposium.
September 9, 1991 Capetown, SA
Coastal physical processes and carbon fluxes,
August 19, 1991: IAPSO (IUGG) meeting, Vienna
The coastal ocean processes (CoOP) effort.
May 1992: ONR, NSF, NOAA, DOE, MMS
July 1992: USGS
Climate Change and the Coastal Ocean
October 15, 1992: (to congressional staffers visiting WHOI)
The Effect of Small Scale Wind Variation in Currents over the Continental Shelf
WHOI Physical Oceanography (PO) seminar, October 27, 1992
Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU), December, 1992
Gordon conference, June, 1993
Progress on CoOP
November 13, 1992: LMER annual meeting, MBL
Coastal Transition Zone post mortem
January 11, 1993: WHOI Buoy Lunch
Progress in Coastal Physical Oceanography
March 23, 1993: ONR/NSTL meeting on littoral oceanography
Some Thoughts on Coastal Ocean Physics
May 10, 1993: Ocean-shelf Coupling and Exchange Meeting, Bidston, UK
The Fieberling Guyot program.
June 8, 1993: Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)
meeting. Invited talk
Data Assimilation in the Coastal Ocean.
August 4, 1993: Tactical Oceanography Symposium, San Diego
Moored and underway measurements planned for the U.S. Arabian Sea effort (Brink, Luyten, and Weller), poster and talk.
September 21-23, 1993 Arabian Sea Workshop, Sevastopol
Current measurements over Fieberling Guyot:
January 21, 1994: WHOI NEPO talk
February 24, 1994: Ocean Sciences Meeting, San Diego   April 18, 1994: Old Dominion University
Wind-driven currents over the continental shelf, and Deep sea forcing and exchange processes.
May 5, 1994: Both at COASTS meeting, Liege, Belgium
Tidal and lower frequency currents above Fieberling Guyot.
October 20, 1994: Naval Research Laboratory (Stennis)
Coastal Ocean Dynamics.
November 16, 1994: Second International Conference on Oceanography,
Lisbon, Portugal. Invited.
Coastal Processes. Oil Spill Modeling workshop.
May 31, 1995: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Invited.
On the nonlinear bottom Ekman layer.
October 31, 1995: WHOI
March 1, 1996: URI
May 2, 1996: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
A perspective on coastal upwelling.
April 10, 1996: Yale University
May 1, 1996: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
A cool filament observed off Oman during the southwest monsoon. Co-author on 5 presentations,
including: Brink, K.H., B. J. Jones, F. Bahr, C. M. Lee, and R. Arnone. Poster.
February 12-16, 1996: Ocean Sciences Meeting, San Diego
A cool filament off Oman, June 1995: origins and fates of its water. (Brink, Jones, Lee, Wood, and
December 1997: Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting
The Ocean Studies Board.
September 18, 1997: UNOLS
November 15, 1999: MMS Scientific Advisory Council
On the Future of Ocean Science. Walter Munk Birthday Celebration.
October 1997: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Island-trapped waves in a continuously stratified ocean.
February 1998: Ocean Sciences Meeting
Testimony in the House of Representatives Resources Committee
March 19, 1998
Various posters and American Geophysical Union (AGU) -type talks where I was not first author (9 at
Ocean Sciences Meeting; 4 at TOS meeting), 1998
A History of Upwelling.
January 15, 1999: WHOI Student Orientation Series
A large-scale view of the California Current.
August 31, 1999: WHOI Physical Oceanography (PO)
Upper Ocean circulation in the California Current.
January 1, 2000: Yale University
Featured talk, American Geophysical Union (AGU)/ASLO Ocean Science Lunch.
January 26, 2000: San Antonio, TX The Coastal Ocean: A green Frontier
March 21, 2001 – Foundation for Luso-American Development, Lisbon
April 18, 2001 – University of South Florida (Distinguished Lecture series)
September 20, 2001 – University of Connecticut
December, 2001 – Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU)
March 2, 2002 – Mass Maritime Academy
Evaluating and identifying priorities for Federal Research: The role of the Science and Engineering
May 22, 2001: Environmental Research
A coastal-trapped tale.
April 19, 2001: University of South Florida (Distinguished Lecturer Series)
Currents over Georges Bank.
April 20, 2001: University of South Florida (Distinguished Lecturer Series)
June 13, 2001: Gordon Research Conference
November 8, 2001: UMASS – Dartmouth
January 8, 2002: WHOI Physical Oceanography (PO) Seminar
May 10, 2002: Oregon State
August 4, 2008: WHOI talk to summer student fellows –
Physical Processes Synthesis.
August 8, 2001: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), Paris
Using well-resolved hydrography to estimate statistical properties of the New England shelfbreak frontal
December 16, 2001: Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting
Wind-driven motions over the continental shelf.
Nov. 21, 2002: Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Hanoi
Northwest Australian Shelf Dynamics Experiment: Alongshelf Flow (Brink, Bahr, and Shearman).
December, 2004: Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting
Alongshore currents and mesoscale variability near the shelf edge off Northwestern Australia.
May 30, 2006: WHOI Physical Oceanography (PO) seminar
Coastal Ocean Research and the Joint NOAA-Woods Hole Cooperative Institute.
June 22, 2006: NOAA/GLERL
Current and Hydrographic Variability over Georges Bank.
April 8, 2008: WHOI
April 11, 2008: URI
October 28, 2008: UMASS Dartmouth CMAST
Oscillating Boundary Layers over a Sloping Bottom.
March 4, 2008: Ocean Science meeting (Orlando)
June 17, 2008: WHOI
October 31, 2009: URI
Estuaries and Coastal Ocean Nutrients.
February 13, 2008: COFDL (AOPE)
Constraints on Steady Cross-Shelf Flow.
July 20, 2008: Invited talk at IAPSO meeting, Montreal.
Vanishing drag and increasing flow inhibition.
November 17, 2009: Badan Memorial Symposium. Ensenada.
Topographic Rectification.
February 9, 2010: WHOI PO seminar
Steady ocean currents arising from unsteady forcing and bottom topography.
March 24, 2010: Yale G&G department
Physical oceanography of the eastern North American continental shelf (with Lentz and Gawarkiewicz).
August 11, 2010 American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting of the
A View of the Ocean Sciences.
October 20, 2010: UMASS Dartmouth
Coastal Oceans.
December 2, 2010: MIT Oceans summit
Topographic Rectification of Ocean Currents.
January 27, 2011: Bedford Institute
February 9, 2011: UMASS Dartmouth
Buoyancy arrest and cross-shelf transport.
April 19, 2011: WHOI PO
2011: (also presented as a poster at the coastal modeling Gordon conference)
Baroclinic instability of an idealized tidal mixing front.
March 17, 2012: WHOI PO Seminar
Cross-shelf transports: the problem that does not die. Tutorial talk.
February 2012: Ocean Sciences meeting, Salt Lake City
September 2012: WHOI COFDL
Buoyancy arrest and steady cross-shelf flow. Poster
February 2012: Ocean Sciences meeting, Salt Lake City
Oceanography of the shelf and upper slope overview.
June, 2012: UMASS Dartmouth OOI meeting
Frontal instability and mixing associated with strong tides
October 20, 2012: WHOI PO
Instability of a Tidal Mixing Front
March 25, 2014: Florida State University
Wind driving and little eddies on the shelf
April 4, 2014: WHOI COFDL
Continental shelf baroclinic instability due to wind forcing
September 30, 2014: WHOI PO
Continental shelf baroclinic instability energized by the wind
March 24, 2015: Florida State U,
Continental shelf baroclinic instability with fluctuating wind forcing
May 26, 2015:  WHOI PO
Continental shelf baroclinic instability energized by the wind (with H. Seo)
Poster at Coastal Ocean modeling Gordon conference, June 2015
Continental shelf baroclinic instability energized by the wind
September 11, 2015: University of Rhode Island
Continental shelf baroclinic instability energized by the wind
December 9, 2015: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Cooling, winds and eddies over the continental shelf
April 12, 2016: WHOI PO
September 13, 2016: PO seminar at Oregon State University
October 12, 2016: PO seminar at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Rectified flow over a stratified shelf
September 8, 2017: WHOI COIFDL talk
Upwelling and three-dimensionality in a shelfbreak frontal model
February 2018: Ocean Sciences meeting, Portland, OR
The structure of baroclinic modes in the presence of a baroclinic mean flow
September 3, 2019: WHOI PO
September 10, 2019: Oregon State University
Superinertial tidal enhancement and cross-reef flushing at islands
February 2020: Ocean Sciences meeting, San Diego, CA