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Applied Marine Physics

College or University: University of Miami

Type of degree: M.S.

Brief overview of program: The Division of Applied Marine Physics (AMP) focuses on research and education in fundamental and applied fluid mechanics in the ocean, especially near the air-sea interface and in coastal regions, and the study and application of acoustic and electromagnetic ocean remote-sensing techniques. Research in AMP involves theory, numerical modeling, field and laboratory experiments, instrument development, and data analysis. The academic program within AMP is built on the core disciplines of fluid and wave mechanics, including elastic and electromagnetic waves, as well as acoustic, surface gravity and other types of waves in fluid.

Website: Click here for program website

Description of Facilities: AMP has a unique set of resources that begin with its Center for Air-Sea Interaction Saltwater Tank, a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and research on the air-sea interface. Additionally, the School's Ocean Acoustic Observatory off Dania beach, its Radar Ocean Sensing Laboratory, the Ocean Surface Current Radar system, the Ocean Prediction Experimental Laboratory, the Geoacoustic Laboratory, and the Center for Southeast Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing offer School researchers the latest in technology to understand marine physics better.

Student Support: The overwhelming majority of AMP students are supported as research assistants. These assistantships, which are awarded competitively, provide a monthly stipend and cover tuition costs. Students not supported as research assistants are generally supported on special fellowships provided by their employer or, for some non-US students, their home country.

Program Point of Contact: Prof. Hans Graber


Institution address: 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
                             Miami,FL 33149-1098


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