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8861 Shellback Way Keck Center OAR Building 3, Room 132 La Jolla, CA 92093-0213
The group, created by Ken Melville, is affiliated with the Marine Physical Laboratory and the Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography (CASPO) division of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The primary area of research is air-sea interaction, including the topics of surface wave dynamics, air-sea fluxes, upper ocean turbulence, including Langmuir circulations, and the remote sensing of ocean surface phenomena using electromagnetic and acoustic techniques. Many of these processes and phenomena are influenced directly by surface wave breaking... We use a combination of laboratory experiments, field measurements, theoretical analysis and numerical modeling to improve our understanding of air-sea interaction and ocean surface processes. Laboratory experiments are carried out in the Hydraulics Laboratory of SIO. Field measurements use moored or drifting instrument systems, airborne instruments, and sometimes fixed platforms on the continental shelf. We have conducted field..