Dr. Mark Bourassa

Dr. Mark
Associate Professor of Meteorology and COAPS Research Associate

Remote sensing of the ocean surface, modeling of the atmospheric and aqueous surface fluxes, and applications of air-sea interaction. Past interests include wind-wave-tank studies of wind and wave interaction, wind outflow from mountain passes, and ice and snow accretion. Small-scale interests include the influence of sea state on fluxes: specifically, the influences of surface water waves on the transfer of energy and momentum. Large-scale interests include merging in-situ and/or satellite observations into gridded surface winds and flux products, and scientific applications of these products. The recent abundance of high quality satellite observations allows the examination of oceanographic and meteorological phenomena on a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, and in previously poorly sampled locations.