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Physical Oceanography

College or University: University of Connecticut

Type of degree: M.S.

Brief overview of program: A common thread of their various research interests is an emphasis on understanding fluid dynamics in the coastal environment, but the collective expertise of the group touches on a wide range of physical oceanographic phenomena. As a result, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in the department gain a broad exposure to the essential subdisciplines of physical oceanography in addition to their in-depth research training. As well as continued sea-going observational work facilitated by the R/V Connecticut, our research techniques include numerical circulation simulations, inverse modeling, analytical and theoretical studies, laboratory experiments, the development of in-situ instruments, and satellite data analysis. Graduate study in physical oceanography at UConn combines quality teaching in the comfortable and personalized setting of the Avery Point campus together with opportunities for involvement in a variety of outstanding research projects. Our integration with the other strengths of the department in biological and chemical oceanography gives us a unique flavor among physical oceanography graduate programs.

Website: Click here for program website

Program Faculty: The physical oceanography group at UConn's Department of Marine Sciences includes six faculty members: Frank Bohlen, Heidi Dierssen, James Edson, Ed Monahan, Jim O'Donnell, and Mike Whitney.

Program Point of Contact: James Edson



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