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Senior Scientist

Physical Oceanography

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information:
Work: 508-289-3520

Mailing Address:
266 Woods Hole Rd, MS #29
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

Collecting and synthesizing the diverse set of global ocean observations to map and understand the ocean’s general circulation.  Modeling the ocean's dynamics and its role in the Earth's climate. Improving physical parameterizations in ocean circulation models.  Studying the special role of western boundary currents in the general circulation and eddy-mean flow interactions within them.  Investigating air-sea interaction and ocean dynamics in tropical cyclones and strong storms.


Awards & Accolades

  • Office of Naval Research, Young Investigator Award, 2003
  • Zeldovich Medal, Committee on Space Research and Russian Academy of Sciences, 2002



Sc.D., Joint Program in Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999

S.B., Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994


Steve is currently a Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  He was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder Physics Department and CIRES – National Center for Atmospheric Research – Climate and Global Dynamics Division, Visiting Professor at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – Red Research Center, and an Affiliate Scientist for the National Center for Atmospheric Research – Climate and Global Dynamics Division.

Steve is the author or co-author of 76 refereed publications and 12 other publications.