Dr. Steven J. Lentz

Senior Scientist
Department of Physical Oceanography

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Contact Information:
Work: 508-289-2808
slentz@whoi.edu
Building: Clark 319A

Mailing Address:
266 Woods Hole Road, MS #21
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

Coastal physical oceanography including the study of coral reefs, wind and wave driven circulation, boundary layers, river plumes, surf zone circulation, tides, and coastal meteorology.

 

Professional Experience

2000-present    Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1991-2000       Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (tenure granted 1995)

1987-1991       Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1985-1987       Visiting Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1984-1985       Research Assistant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

1978-1984       Graduate Research Assistant, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

 

Education

Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1984, Oceanography

B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1977, Mathematics

B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1977, Applied Mathematics and Engineering Science

 

Awards

Graduated summa cum laude, Mathematics and Applied Mechanics & Engineering Science, 1977

Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for JGR-Oceans, 1993

AGU Fellow, 2009

Van Alan Clark Chair for Excellence in Oceanography, 2014