Meet Dr. Stephanie Waterman: Physical Oceanographer

September 17, 2021

Stephanie is a sea-going physical oceanographer. She is interested in large-scale circulation and the ocean's role in the climate system and the inter-relationships between various components of the oceanic circulations at different times.

She approaches her research both through observational & theoretical perspectives. She uses targeted field observations, observational data analysis, idealized process modeling, analytical analysis & lab studies. Her main aim is to observe real-world systems, identify the important physical processes generating individual phenomena, and reduce their complexity to a model which is useful.

She’s specifically interested in:

  • Arctic oceanography, and the mixing of different types of waters in that ocean
  • Southern ocean dynamics
  • The role of “eddy fluxes” in the western boundary
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics