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Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Ocean and Climate Physics
202 Oceanography
61 Route 9W- PO Box 1000


Fields of interest: 
Ocean Salinity, Global Hydrological cycle, Mesoscale Eddies, Mixing, Shallow overturning circulation

The ocean plays a crucial role in the global climate by transporting enormous amounts of heat, freshwater and other tracers on a large range of spatial and temporal scales. 


As part of the NASA-SPURS program I am interested in the character and variability of these transports and their relevance to the global climate system specifically with respect to the transport of freshwater. I use a combination of in situ data, remote sensing products and numerical model output to quantify the influence of mesoscale eddies on near surface mixing and their importance for the global surface salinity which is inherently tied to the global freshwater cycle. My research is currently supported by the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship.



List of degrees from highest to lowest:
University of Kiel, Germany
Honors & Awards: 
NESSF Fellowship
Outstanding Student Presentation Award - Ocean Science Meeting, Honolulu 2014

Selected Publications:

Subtropical surface layer salinity budget and the role of mesoscale turbulence Busecke, J.; A. L. Gordon; Z. Li; F. M. Bingham; J. Font (2014)