AbstractA principal thrust of my current research is the use of measured optical properties (absorption, scattering and attenuation) to obtain the bulk properties of the matter in the ocean (e.g. particulate size distribution, composition). Theoretical studies (Mie and T-matrix methods) are used to investigate dependencies that are tested with data obtained in the field.
To increase the information we can obtain in-situ on particles and their properties, I am currently getting into Ocean Acoustics.
A second major area of research is the inversion of passive remote sensing. Currently inversions are provided without error estimates. I have been working on methods to provide the uncertainties of inverted products as well as novel inversions.
Areas of InterestIn alphabetical order: biological-physical interactions, geophysical fluid dynamics, Lagrangian and Eulerian dynamics and kinematics, marine optics (remote sensing as well as inversion of optical properties to obtain particulate and dissolved properties), mesoscale (fronts, jets, and eddies) dynamics, mixed-layer dynamics, science teaching methodology.
PhD 1997, Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
MSc 1991, Oceanography, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
BSc 1990, Mathematics and Physics with minor in Atmospheric Sciences, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Professor, University of Maine, Orono, 2010-Present
Associate Professor, University of Maine, Orono, 2005-2010
Assistant Professor, University of Maine, Orono, 2002-2005
Assistant Professor (Sr. Res.), Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1999-2002
Research Associate, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1998-1999
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1998-1998, Postdoc advisor: J. Ron V. Zaneveld
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, 1997-1997, Postdoc advisor: Mary Jane Perry