Research Interests

  • Ocean modeling and data assimilation
  • Observational oceanography
  • Variational (4DVAR) and sequential (EnKF) methods
  • State estimation, forecasting, and predictability
  • Estuarine and coastal ocean modeling

Current Research

  • State estimation and predictability of the Loop current and eddy shedding in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Origins of the Kuroshio and Mindanao currents and its predictability
  • Short-term state estimation and prediction of the California current system
  • Coastal upwelling and shelf intrusion of the Kuroshio waters near the north-east coast of Taiwan
  • Sea surface height and current response to atmospheric winds for the coast of San Diego
  • Adjoint sensitivity studies, impulse-response representation, and uncertainty estimation

Education