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About Thomas P. Connolly

Thomas Connolly is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Oceanography Lab at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

Positions

2015 - Present Assistant Professor, San Jose State University Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
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2014 - 2015 Postdoctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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2012 - 2014 USGS Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Grants

2017 - Present High-resolution sensing of nitrate in Monterey Bay and surrounding waters
National Science Foundation
Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)
Colleague(s): K. Coale, G. J. Smith, J. Harvey
$140,299
2017 - Present Remote forcing of seasonal currents in the California Current System
Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST)
Grant Development Program
$19,752
2016 - Present CeNCOOS Partnership: Ocean Information for Decision Makers
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, sub-contract with Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Colleague(s): K. Coale and G. J. Smith
$169,720
2014 - Present Along-shelf transport and cross-shelf exchange driven by surface waves on the inner continental shelf
National Science Foundation – Physical Oceanography
Colleague(s): S. J. Lentz
$247,440
2014 Field observations of wave-induced bottom streaming over the inner continental shelf
WHOI Coastal Ocean Institute
Colleague(s): J. H. Trowbridge and S. J. Lentz
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Honors and Awards

  • USGS Postdoctoral Scholarship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-14
  • Sarchin Graduate Fellowship in Oceanography, University of Washington, 2007
  • American Meteorological Society/Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowship, 2005-2006
  • Summer Student Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2002
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, 2001

Education

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2012 Ph.D., University of Washington ‐ Oceanography
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2008 M.S., University of Washington ‐ Oceanography
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2002 B.S., Stanford University ‐ Environmental Engineering
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