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    Roland de Szoeke

    Roland de Szoeke photo
    Professor Emeritus
    Discipline: Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres
    Email: szoeke@coas.oregonstate.edu

    Research Interests

    Upper-ocean and mixed-layer dynamics; global ocean circulation; large-scale heat transport in the ocean; coastal upwelling; the Atlantic circumpolar current.

    Current Research

    Theory of development of large-scale stratification and circulation in response to wind and surface heating; response of surface mixed-layer storms.

    Education

    BS, University of New South Wales (Honors Applied Mathematics), 1967
    PhD, Nova University (Physcial Oceanography), 1973

    Publications

    Effects of alongshore wind stress at the eastern boundary on circulation in the ocean pycnocline. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 22, 247-267, 1992 (R.A. de Szoeke).

    Evidence of time-dependent Sverdrup circulation in the South Pacific from the Seasat scatterometer and altimeter. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 22, 934-943, 1992 (A. Mestas-Nuez, D. Chelton and R.A. de Szoeke).

    Microstructure fluxes across density surfaces. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 23, 2254-2264, 1993 (R.A. de Szoeke and A.F. Bennett).

    A model of wind and buoyancy-driven ocean circulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 25, 918-941, 1995 (R.A. de Szoeke).