Students

Current GFDI Students

Carlowen Smith

  • Advisor: Dr. Kevin Speer
  • cas10c@my.fsu.edu
  • http://ocean.fsu.edu/~carlowen/  
  • "I am interested in large-scale zonal jets and banding in planetary flows with specific application to the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. My main project at GFDI involves a laboratory study of these phenomena in a large, differentially heated, rotating annulus."

Dhruv Balwada

  • Advisor: Kevin Speer
  • db10d@fsu.edu 
  • http://ocean.fsu.edu/~balwada/Welcome.html 
  • “My primary research interests lie in large scale ocean circulation and ocean turbulence. I am currently working on better understanding the eddy stirring processes in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC).”

Karina Khazmutdinova

  • Advisor: Dr. Doron Nof
  • kk11m@my.fsu.edu
  • "My primary interests lie in paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, cave meteorology, air exchange within a cave. Being a natural laboratory, a cave carries imprints of ancient and recent climates, allowing us a unique setting for studying climate change. My work focuses on understanding of the cave's breathing patterns through the main opening and through "chimneys." Proper modeling and simulation of airflow in the cavern will help interpret speleothem records more accurately and see if there is any airflow impact on speleothems' growing patterns." 

Elizabeth Simons

  • Advisor: Dr. Kevin Speer
  • egs07d@fsu.edu
  • Elizabeth works with observational data in the ocean, principally from Lagrangian drifters deployed in numerous areas. A veteran of many oceanographic cruises, she has deployed instruments in the Gulf of Mexico, the Drake Passage, and the South Pacific.

Jonathan Christophersen

  • Co-Advisors:  Dr. Kevin Speer, Dr. Philip Sura
  • jac10r@my.fsu.edu

Cory Barton

  • Advisor: Dr. Ming Cai
  • cab10e@my.fsu.edu

Siddhartha Bishnu

  • sb12y@my.fsu.edu
  • Co-Advisors: Dr. William Dewar, Dr. Eric Chassignet

Bappaditya Nag

  • bn11b@my.fsu.edu
  • Advisor: Dr. Ming Cai
  • I am currently working on Sea-Ice and Cloud related feedback in the Arctic region.I have a keen interest in dynamics and simple numerical models.

Roger Benito Pacheco Castro

  • Advisor: Dr. Ming Ye
  • rbp13b@my.fsu.edu

Linoj Nair Rugminiamma

  • lv14f@my.fsu.edu
  • Advisor: Dr. Kevin Speer

Undergraduate Researchers

GFDI offers many programs and support for undergraduate research

Amanda Babcock

  • aab05@my.fsu.edu
  • Advisors: Dr. Bruno Deremble, Dr. Kevin Speer

Sean Buchanan

  • stb14@my.fsu.edu
  • Advisors: Dr. Nick Moore, Dr. Daniel Kuncicky

Tyler Bolles