|Present||Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography|
|2015 - Present||CVP Climate Process Teams – Understanding Madden-Julian Oscillation, Initiation and Propagation|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)|
|Role: Principal Investigator (PI)|
|2015 - Present||Cooperative Agreement in Support of Basic and Applied Research and Education Programs|
|Office of Naval Research (ONR)|
|Role: Principal Investigator (PI)|
|2011 - 2017||Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE)|
|Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)|
|Role: Principal Investigator (PI)|
Honors and Awards
- Oceanographic Center Professor of the Year, 2014-2015, Nova Southeastern University
- Biophysical Interactions in the Ocean
- Fluid Mechanics
- Concepts of Physical Oceanography
|2010||MBA, University of Florida|
|1992||Habilitation / Dr. Sci., Russian Academy of Sciences|
|1979||Ph.D., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology|
|1976||Diploma - Engineering, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology|
Effects of Bubbles and Sea Spray on Air–Sea Exchange in Hurricane Conditions Boundary-Layer Meteorology (2010)
The lower limit on the drag coefficient under hurricane force winds is determined by the break-up of the air–sea interface due to Kelvin–Helmholtz instability and formation of the two-phase transition layer consisting of sea spray ...
Upper Ocean Response to the Atmospheric Cold Pools Associated With the Madden-Julian Oscillation Geophysical Research Letters (2010)
Atmospheric cold pools are frequently observed during the Madden‐Julian Oscillation events and play an important role in the development and organization of large‐scale convection. They are generally associated with heavy precipitation and strong winds, inducing ...
Sonar Measurements in Ship Wakes Simultaneous with TerraSAR-X Overpasses IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (2010)
A pilot experiment was conducted in the period from April to June 2008 in the Straits of Florida near Port Everglades, Florida, in order to study the dynamics of far wakes of ships. In this ...
An Approach to Estimation of Near-Surface Turbulence and CO2 Transfer Velocity from Remote Sensing Data Journal of Marine Systems (2007)
The air–sea CO2 exchange is primarily determined by the boundary-layer processes in the near-surface layer of the ocean since it is a water-side limited gas. As a consequence, the interfacial component of the CO2 transfer ...
Coupled Renewal Model of Ocean Viscous Sublayer, Thermal Skin Effect and Interfacial Gas Transfer Velocity Journal of Marine Systems (2007)
A previously developed renewal model included parameterizations for the thermal skin effect and interfacial gas transfer velocity. The more readily available cool skin data were used for an adjustment of the gas transfer parameterization. In ...
Farfield Tracing of a Point Source Discharge Plume in the Coastal Ocean Using Sulfur Hexafluoride Environmental Science & Technology (2005)
Pathways and dilution of a point source ocean discharge in the farfield (≈10−66 km) were measured using the deliberate tracer sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). The injection of SF6 was performed by bubbling the gas over a ...
Reduced Horizontal Sea Surface Temperature Gradients Under Conditions of Clear Skies and Weak Winds Boundary-Layer Meteorology (2005)
Consideration of the dependence of various components of the sea-surface heat and momentum fluxes on sea surface temperature (SST) leads to an explanation for the observed reduction in the horizontal temperature gradients in the uppermost ...
Vanishing Horizontal Sea Surface Temperature Gradients at Low Wind Speeds Boundary-Layer Meteorology (2004)
Sea surface temperature (SST) is a result of multiple interactions in air-sea processes. During days with strong insolation and low wind speed, there may be uneven net heating of the water layer near the surface ...
Coastal Observatory Investigates Energetic Current Oscillations on Southeast Florida Shelf EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union (2003)
Coastal circulation along the southeast Florida shelf is strongly related to the dynamics of the Florida Current. The current follows the steep bottom terrain along the shelf break separating the deep ocean from the coastal ...
Energetic Baroclinic Super-Tidal Oscillations on the Southeast Florida shelf Geophysical Research Letters (2003)
Historical and recent data reveal a very energetic regime on the shelf off southeast Florida. In addition to spin off eddies, large-amplitude tidal velocity fluctuations with amplitudes exceeding 0.5 ms−1 are observed. Recent exploratory measurements ...
Observation of Wave-Enhanced Turbulence in the Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean During TOGA COARE Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers (2003)
Dissipation rate statistics in the near-surface layer of the ocean were obtained during the month-long COARE Enhanced Monitoring cruise with a microstructure sensor system mounted on the bow of the research vessel. The vibration contamination ...
Sharp Frontal Interfaces in the Near-Surface Layer of the Tropical Ocean Journal of Marine Systems (2002)
The small-scale structure of oceanic fronts contains important information about horizontal and vertical exchange of properties in the upper ocean. The data obtained in the western equatorial Pacific warm pool during Tropical Ocean–Global Atmosphere Coupled ...
Very High-Frequency Radar Mapping of Surface Currents IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering (2002)
An ocean surface current radar (OSCR) in the very high frequency (VHF) mode was deployed in South Florida Ocean Measurement Center (SFOMC) during the summer of 1999. During this period, a 29-d continuous time series ...
Air-Sea Gas Exchange: Cool Skin and Gas Transfer Velocity in the North Atlantic Ocean During GasEx-98 Advances in Space Research (2002)
Measurements of the Gas-Exchange Experiment GasEx-98 that took place in the North Atlantic Ocean from May to July 1998 are used with surface renewal theory to parameterise the temperature difference across the thermal molecular boundary ...
An Approach to Parameterization of the Oceanic Turbulent Boundary Layer in the Western Pacific Warm Pool Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (2001)
Vertical profiles of zonal velocity and the dissipation rate ε of the turbulent kinetic energy obtained during the Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) are analyzed in the context of planetary boundary layer ...
VHF Radar Detects Oceanic Submesoscale Vortex Along Florida Coast EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union (2000)
Escalating national interest in the coastal ocean underscores the need for high-quality surface current data that can improve our understanding of surface circulation and its impact on societal and environmental issues related to coastal pollution, ...
Horizontal Structure of the Upper Ocean Velocity and Density Fields in the Western Equatorial Pacific Warm Pool: Depth Range from 20 to 250 m Journal of Physical Oceanography (2000)
Wavenumber spectra of velocity and density fields in the western equatorial Pacific warm pool on scales 6–120 km are estimated using the shipboard survey data collected during the TOGA Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE). The ...
A Near-Surface Microstructure Sensor System Used During TOGA COARE. Part II: Turbulence Measurements Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology (1999)
New techniques developed for near-surface turbulence measurements during the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) employ a difference in spatial scales of turbulence and surface waves. According to this approach, high ...
A Near-Surface Microstructure Sensor System Used During TOGA COARE. Part I: Bow Measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology (1998)
High-resolution probes mounted on the bow of the vessel at a 1.7-m depth in an undisturbed region ahead of the moving vessel were used for microstructure and turbulence measurements in the near-surface layer of the ...
Observation of Large Diurnal Warming Events in the Near-Surface Layer of the Western Equatorial Pacific Warm Pool Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers (1997)
Because of the relatively calm winds which prevail over the western Pacific warm pool, the diurnal cycle of temperature in the near-surface layer of the ocean is often quite pronounced. During the TOGA Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere ...
Sharp Frontal Interfaces in the Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean in the Western Equatorial Pacific Warm Pool Journal of Physical Oceanography (1997)
During the TOGA COARE rich horizontal temperature and salinity variability of the near-surface layer of the ocean in the western Pacific warm pool was observed. High-resolution measurements were made by probes mounted on the bow ...
Cool and Freshwater Skin of the Ocean During Rainfall Boundary-Layer Meteorology (1997)
Rainfall over the sea modifies the molecular boundary layers of the upper ocean through a variety of different effects. These cover the freshwater flux stabilizing the near-surface layer, additional heat flux established due to rain ...