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Jim Lerczak

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Associate Professor
Discipline: Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres
Office: Burt 408
Phone: 541-737-6128
Fax: 541-737-5039
Email: jlerczak@coas.oregonstate.edu

Research Interests

Coastal physical oceanography including the study of internal tides, high-frequency internal waves, and circulation in the vicinity of fronts; estuarine oceanography including the dynamics that drive the three-dimensional circulation, the mechanisms that transport and disperse materials within estuaries, and the time response of estuaries to changes in forcing; physical/biological interactions which influence larval dispersal.

Education

B.A., Williams College (Physics), 1988.
M.S., University of Washington (Physics), 1991.
Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC-San Diego (Oceanography), 2000.

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