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Spall, Michael Senior Scientist, Physical Oceanography

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My primary areas of research fall under the broad heading of the large scale oceanic circulation and its low frequency variability. I am interested in the dynamics of the wind- and buoyancy-driven gyres, circulation in marginal seas, and the basin-scale thermohaline circulation, as well as the generation of mesoscale variability (time scales of months, length scales of 100-1000 km) and its influences on the mean circulation. I tend to approach problems from a numerical/theoretical point of view, but try to incorporate observations into my analysis whenever possible.

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