Research Interests

Philippines

Probing the ocean response to monsoon wind surges in the Philippines using coupled air/sea models (pdfs: jgr2013, special Oceanography issue, oc2011a and oc2011b; jpo2010; grl2008)

Improving sea breeze and heat island prediction
using urban-aware sub-kilometer resolution modeling for NYC
(pdfs: waf2013, jamc2007, mwr2007, qjrms2007).

Air/sea transport, dispersion and fate modeling in the vicinity of the Fukushima nuclear power plant
(pdf: bams2013)

Innovative coupled ocean/atmosphere ensemble transport & dispersion applied to Tokyo
(pdf: tellus2009)

Predicting flow around buildings using large eddy simulation (LES) for major cities to map contaminant transport pathways (pdf: ae2005)

Simulating two-way coupled ocean-atmosphere feedback in the Adriatic using coastal high-resolution nested modeling (pdfs: jgr2003, mwr2006, jgr2007)

 

Studying sediment and biology transport under complex combined forcing such as strong winds and large river discharge along the US west coast and Mediterranean (pdfs: tos2004, csr2000, jgr2001)

Selected Workshops & Conferences

  • Invited speaker, Workshop on Maritime Domain Awareness, Valparaiso and Santiago, CHILE, 28-29 July 2014

  • Session chair, 18th Annual George Mason University Conference on Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling, 24-25 June 2014

  • Subject matter expert, U.S. Coast Guard Long-term Strategic Planning "Evergreen" workshop, April 2014

  • Speaker, Ocean Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2014

  • Speaker, GODAE Oceanview Coastal Ocean & Shelf Seas Workshop, Rincon, Puerto Rico, February 2014

  • Invited lecturer, University of Connecticut, December 2013

  • Panel convener, U.S. Coast Guard/VACCINE National Strategic Maritime Risk Stakeholder Meeting, Purdue, 19-21 November 2013

  • Co-organizer, Federation of American Scientists & Stevens "Workshop on Nuclear Issues Education", 15 November 2013

  • Senior scientist, Patullo Conference, Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention, VA, 7-9 October 2013

  • NCAR visiting scientist, Boulder, CO, September 2013

  • Defense Strategies Institute’s Maritime Security Symposium, Alexandria, VA, 25-26 June 2013: “S&T Research and Development in Support of Enhanced Maritime Security"

  • Speaker, IDGA Annual Maritime Homeland Security Summit, Baltimore, MD, 30 April 2013: “Technology Development and Transition for Maritime Domain Awareness”

  • DHS/NATO Information Exchange/Workshop on Maritime Security, Quantico, VA, 25 April 2013

  • Speaker and Chair/Organizer, DHS Port Security Center of Excellence Annual Review, San Juan, Puerto RIco, 16-17 January, 2013
  • Speaker, Fukushima Symposium, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 7-10 January 2013: “Air/Sea Transport, Dispersion and Fate Modeling for Emergency Response in the Vicinity of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.”

  • American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 7-10 January 2013: “Philippines extreme precipitation patterns from observations and two-way coupled modeling”

  • Speaker, Maritime Risk Symposium, University of Southern California, 14-16 November 2012
  • Speaker and panelist, Joint Conference of Harbor Safety Committees & Area Maritime Security Committees, Pittsburg, 28 August 2012

  • Panelist, Maritime Security Forum, Coast Guard Academy, 14 March 2012
  • Speaker and chair/organizer, DHS Port Security Center of Excellence Annual Review, Hoboken, NJ, 7-9 February, 2012
  • Speaker and session chair, American Meteorological Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, 22-26 January 2012
  • Special session chair and convener, "Fukushima Crisis: Air & Sea Transport Modeling," 15th Annual George Mason University Conference on Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling, 12-14 July, 2011
  • Program committee member and moderator, Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling, Mount Holyoke, MA, 26 June - 1 July, 2011
  • Contributor, Homeland Security Modeling & Simulation Workshop, NIST, 14-15 June 2011.
  • Speaker, DHS Port Security Center of Excellence Annual Review, Honolulu, HI, 10-12 January, 2011
  • Scientific committee and session convener, 2nd International Waterside Security Conference, ITALY, 3-5 November, 2010 (pdf: MTS summary article)
  • Speaker and moderator, 9th Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, Annapolis, MD, 27-30 September, 2010
  • Co-chair, speaker and session convener, Ocean Sciences 2010, Portland, OR, 22-26 February, 2010
  • Speaker, "Evolution of a Mindoro Strait Flow Reversal," Philippines Straits Dynamics Experiment synthesis meeting, Honolulu, HI, August 26-28, 2009
  • Speaker and moderator, Coastal Cities Summit, St. Petersburg, FL, November 17-20, 2008
  • Organizer & Speaker, Philippines Straits Dynamics Experiment planning meeting, Monterey, CA, August 25-27, 2008
  • Speaker, Philippines Straits Dynamics Experiment midpoint meeting, Manila, PHILIPPINES, May 13-16, 2008
  • Speaker, Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2-7, 2008
  • Conference co-chair, 7th Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes (joint with 7th Symposium on the Urban Environment), San Diego, CA, September 10-13, 2007 (pdf: BAMS summary article)
  • Speaker and moderator, Philippines Straits Dynamics Experiment planning meeting, Stennis Space Center, MS, February 14-16, 2007
  • Speaker, 11th HYCOM Consortium Meeting, Stennis Space Center, MS, April 24-26, 2007
  • Invited Speaker, "Coastal Upwelling: Coevolution of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Theory and Practices" session, Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI, February 20-24, 2006
  • Speaker, 6th Symposium on the Urban Environment, American Meteorological Society Meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 29-February 2, 2006
  • Speaker, High-Resolution Coupled Coastal Prediction Workshop, NATO Undersea Research Centre, La Spezia, ITALY, November 29-December 1, 2005
  • Session chair (and speaker), 9th Annual George Mason University, Conference on Transport and Dispersion Modeling (pdf), Fairfax, VA, July 18-20, 2005
  • Speaker, International Ocean Research Conference, The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO), Paris, FRANCE, June 6-10, 2005
  • Session chair (and speaker), 6th Conf on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, American Meteorological Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 9-14, 2005 (and inducted as chair of the Coastal Environment Committee)
  • Speaker, 8th Annual George Mason University Conference on Transport and Dispersion Modeling, Fairfax, VA, July 13-15, 2004
  • Speaker, Venice Adriatic Workshop (pdf), Venice, ITALY, June 14-16, 2004
  • Session chair (and speaker), "The Mediterranean Sea: Forcings and Dynamics" session, Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, January 26-30, 2004
  • Invited speaker, session chair, and panelist for special symposium: "Nexus of Coastal and Urban Environments", American Meteorological Society Meeting, Seattle, WA, January 11-15, 2004
  • Session chair (and speaker), "The Mediterranean Sea: A Laboratory Basin for Interdisciplinary Studies" session, EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, FRANCE, April 6-11, 2003
  • Speaker, Aegean Sea Workshop, Rhodes, GREECE, October 8 - 10, 2002