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Burt Hall

Burt Hall 414

2651 SW Orchard Avenue

2651 SW Orchard Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Brief Research Interests: 

Cross-shelf exchange processes, analysis and prediction of Lagrangian transport, air-sea interaction


Research Interests

My research interests include cross-shelf exchange processes, the analysis and prediction of Lagrangian transport, and air-sea interaction. My research methods have included analysis of physical oceanographic and meteorological data (primarily moored time series and surface drifters) and the application of analytical models.

Current Research

Dr. Dever has played a leadership role in the design, construction and operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The OOI is a long-term, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded program to provide 25-30 years of sustained ocean measurements to study climate variability, ocean circulation and ecosystem dynamics, air-sea exchange, seafloor processes, and plate-scale geodynamics. Dr. Dever is the project manager for the Northeast Pacific Endurance Array component of OOI. In his work for OOI, he has set science and engineering requirements, performed technical evaluations of instruments and platforms developed and acquired for OOI, and overseen the design of several OOI platforms.  Since 2015, he has managed the operation of the Endurance Array by setting science directions, overseeing OOI work and OOI deployment and recovery cruises.


Ph. D., oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, 1995
M.S., oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1989
B.S., physics, cum laude, Texas A&M University, 1987


Patch, S.K., E.P. Dever, R.C. Beardsley, and S.J. Lentz, 1992. Response characteristics of the VACM compass and vane follower. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 9(4), pp. 459-469.

Dever, E.P., and S.J. Lentz, 1994. Heat and salt balances over the northern California shelf in winter and spring. J. Geophys. Res., 99(C8), pp. 16001-16017.

Dever, E.P., 1997. Subtidal velocity correlation scales on the northern California shelf. J. Geophys. Res., 102(C4), pp. 8555-8572.

Dever, E.P., 1997. Wind-forced cross-shelf circulation on the northern California shelf. J. Phys. Ocean., 27, pp. 1566-1580.

Beardsley, R.C., E.P. Dever, S.J. Lentz, and J.P. Dean, 1998. Surface heat fluxes over the northern California shelf. J. Geophys. Res., 103(C10), pp. 21553-21586.

Dever, E.P., M.C. Hendershott, and C.D. Winant, 1998. Statistical aspects of surface drifter observations of circulation in the Santa Barbara Channel. J. Geophys. Res., 103(C11), pp. 24781-24797.

Winant, C.D., D.J. Alden, E.P. Dever, K.A. Edwards, and M.C. Hendershott, 1999. Near-surface trajectories off central and southern California. J. Geophys. Res., 104(C7), pp. 15713-15726.

Pawlowicz, R., B. Beardsley, S. Lentz, E. Dever and A. Anis, 2001. Software simplifies air-sea data estimates. Eos, Trans. AGU., 82(1), p. 2.

Dever, E.P., and C.D. Winant, 2002. The evolution and depth structure of shelf and slope temperatures and velocities during the 1997-1998 El Niño near Pt. Conception, California. Prog. Ocean., 54, pp. 77-103.

Winant, C.D., E.P. Dever, and M.C. Hendershott, 2003. Characteristic patterns of shelf circulation at the boundary between central and southern California. J. Geophys. Res., 108(C2), 3021, doi:10.1029/2001JC001302.

Botsford, L.W., C.A. Lawrence, E.P. Dever, A. Hastings, and J. Largier, 2003. Wind strength and biological productivity in upwelling systems: an idealized study. Fisheries Ocean., 12, pp. 245-259.

Oey, L.-Y., C. Winant, E. Dever, W.R. Johnson, and D.-P. Wang, 2004. A Model of the Near-Surface Circulation of the Santa Barbara Channel: Comparison with Observation and Dynamical Interpretations. J. Phys. Ocean., 34, pp. 23-43.

Dever, E.P., 2004. Objective maps of near-surface flow states near Pt. Conception, California. J. Phys. Ocean., 34, pp. 444-461.

Koracin, D., C.E. Dorman, and E.P. Dever, 2004. Coastal perturbations of marine layer winds, wind stress, and wind stress curl along California and Baja California in June 1999. J. Phys. Ocean., 34, pp. 1152-1173.

Koračin, D., C.E. Dorman, and E.P. Dever, 2004. Coastal perturbations of marine layer winds, wind stress, and wind stress curl along California and Baja California in June 1999. J. Phys. Ocean., 34, pp. 1152-1173.

Cudaback, C.N., L. Washburn, and E.P. Dever, 2005. Subtidal inner-shelf circulation near Point Conception, California. J. Geophys. Res., 110, C10007, doi:10.1029/2004JC002608.

Dorman, C.E., E.P. Dever, J. Largier, and D. Koračin, 2006. Buoy Measured Wind, Wind Stress and Wind Stress Curl over the Shelf off Bodega Bay, California. Deep Sea Res., 53, pp. 2850-2864.

Dever E.P., C.E. Dorman, and J.L. Largier, 2006. Surface boundary layer variability off northern California, USA during upwelling. Deep Sea Res., 53, pp. 2887-2905.

Venrick, E. L., F.M.H. Reid, A. Weinheimer, C.B. Lange, and E.P. Dever, 2006. Temporal Patterns of Siliceous flux in the Santa Barbara Basin: the influence of North Pacific and local oceanographic processes, CalCOFI Repts.,47, pp. 156-173.

Botsford, L.W., C.A. Lawrence, E.P. Dever, A. Hastings, and J. Largier, 2006. Effects of variable winds on biological productivity on continental shelves in coastal upwelling systems. Deep Sea Res., 53, pp. 3116-3140.

Roughan, M., N. Garfield, J. Largier, E. Dever, C. Dorman, D. Peterson, and J. Dorman, 2006. Transport and retention in an upwelling region: The role of across-shelf structure. Deep-Sea Res., 53, pp. 2931-2955.

Largier, J.L, C.A. Lawrence, M. Roughan, D.M. Kaplan, E.P. Dever, C.E. Dorman, R.M. Kudela, S.M. Bollens, F.P. Wilkerson, R.C. Dugdale, L.W. Botsford, N. Garfield, B. Kuebel-Cervantes, and D. Koracin, 2006. WEST: a northern California study of the role of wind-driven transport in the productivity of coastal plankton communities. Deep-Sea Res., 53, pp. 2833-2949.

Kim, T.-W., Y.-K. Cho, and E. P. Dever, 2007. An evaluation of the thermal properties and albedo of a macrotidal flat, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C12009, doi:10.1029/2006JC004015.

Venrick, E.L., C.B. Lange, F.M.H. Reid, and E. P. Dever, 2008. Temporal Patterns of Species Composition of Siliceous Phytoplankton Flux in the Santa Barbara Basin, J. Plankton Res., 30, pp. 283-297.

MacCready, P., N. S. Banas, B. H. Hickey, E. P. Dever, and Y. Liu (2009), A Model Study of Tide- and Wind-Induced Mixing in the Columbia River Estuary and Plume. Continental Shelf Res., Volume 29, Issue 1, 15 January 2009, Pages 278-291.

Hickey B., R. McCabe, S. Geier, E. Dever, N. Kachel, 2009, Three interacting freshwater plumes in the northern California Current System, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C00B03, doi:10.1029/2008JC004907.

Liu Y., P. MacCready, B. M. Hickey, E. P. Dever, P. M. Kosro, N. S. Banas, 2009, Evaluation of a coastal ocean circulation model for the Columbia River plume in summer 2004, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C00B04, doi:10.1029/2008JC004929.

Pringle, J.M, and E.P. Dever, 2009, Dynamics of wind-driven upwelling and relaxation between Monterey Bay and Pt. Arena: Local, regional and gyre scale controls, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C07003, doi:10.1029/2008JC005016.

Cho, Y.-K., G.-H. Seo, B.-J. Choi, S. Kim, Y.-G. Kim, Y.-H. Youn and E.P. Dever, 2009, Connectivity among straits of the Northwest Pacific Marginal Seas, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C06018, doi:10.1029/2008JC005218.

Hickey, B.M, R. M. Kudela, J. D. Nash, K. W. Bruland, W. T. Peterson, P. MacCready, E. J. Lessard, D. A. Jay, N. S. Banas, A. M. Baptista, E. P. Dever, P. M. Kosro, L. K. Kilcher, A. R. Horner-Devine, E. D. Zaron, R. M. McCabe, J. O. Peterson, P. M. Orton, J. Pan, and M. C. Lohan, 2010, River Influences on Shelf Ecosystems: Introduction and synthesis, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C00B17, doi:10.1029/2009JC005452.

Kudela, R.M., A. R. Horner‐Devine, N. S. Banas, B. M. Hickey, T. D. Peterson, R. M. McCabe, E. J. Lessard, E. Frame, K. W. Bruland, D. A. Jay, J. O. Peterson, W. T. Peterson, P. M. Kosro, S. L. Palacios, M. C. Lohan, and E. P. Dever, 2010, Multiple trophic levels fueled by
recirculation in the Columbia River plume, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L18607, doi:10.1029/2010GL044342.

Drake, P.T., C.A. Edwards, S. G. Morgan, and E. P. Dever, 2013, Influence of larval behavior on transport and population connectivity in a realistic simulation of the California Current System, J. Mar. Res., 71, 317–350, doi: 10.1357/002224013808877099.

McCabe, R.M., B. M. Hickey, E. P. Dever, P. MacCready, 2014, Seasonal Cross-Shelf Flow Structure, Upwelling Relaxation, and the Alongshelf Pressure Gradient in the Northern California Current System, J. Phys. Ocean., 45(1):209-227, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0025.1.

Mazzini, L.F., C. M. Risien, J. A. Barth, S. D. Pierce, A. Erofeev, E. P. Dever, P. M. Kosro, M. D. Levine, R. K. Shearman, and M. F. Vardaro, 2015, Anomalous Near-Surface Low-Salinity Pulses off the Central Oregon Coast, Nature Sci. Rep., 5:17145, doi: 10.1038/srep17145.