His research interests include understanding and modeling the ocean’s dynamics and its role in the Earth’s climate. Collecting and synthesizing the diverse set of global ocean observations to map and understand the ocean’s general circulation. Studying the special role of western boundary currents in the general circulation and eddy-mean flow interactions within them. Investigating air-sea interaction in tropical cyclones. Improving physical parameterizations in ocean circulation models.
Awards & Accolades
- Office of Naval Research, Young Investigator Award, 2003
- Zeldovich Medal, Committee on Space Research and the 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 61 refereed publications and 12 other publications.