Ph.D. M.I.T. - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, 1988
Dr. Kevin Speer
Kevin Speer's research is a mix of observation and analysis aimed at improving our understanding of ocean circulation and transport processes. His work focuses on deep currents and polar circulation, and flow forced by diverse buoyancy sources including air-sea fluxes, hydrothermal or geothermal sources. Current research deals with Southern Ocean overturning and its relation to air-sea fluxes and eddy transport mechanisms. Ongoing porjects include the direct observation of circulation with subsurface floats, tracer inversion techniques, and near-coastal observation studies. Studies of transport mechanisms for mass, heat, salt, and other properties are the fundamental motivation for these experiments and studies.
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