Our group is interested in boundary layer flows and air-sea exchange of heat, momentum and dissolved gases. My students and I are building a rotating fluid dynamics laboratory here at Redlands to study and model geophysical flows. The group's research combines field observations with computer and scale models to better understand transport in the ocean and atmosphere.
PHYS 221 Fundamentals of Physics II
PHYS 231 General Physics I
PHYS 310 Electronics
PHYS 344 Thermal Physics
PHYS 360 Special Topics: Geophysical Waves & Instability
Harvey Mudd College
Mt. San Antonio College
California State University Polytechnic University, Pomona
Santa Ana College
"Buoyant Gravity Currents Released from Tropical Instability Waves" S. J. Warner, et. al., Journal of Physical Oceanography (2018).
"The O2/N2 ratio and CO2 airborne Southern Ocean (ORCAS) study," BB Stephens, et. al., Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2017).
"Oceanic Turbulent Energy Budget using Large-Eddy Simulation of a Wind Event during DYNAMO," MS Hoecker-Martínez, WD Smyth, ED Skyllingstad, Journal of Physical Oceanography 46 (3), 827-840 (2015).
"Trapping of gyrotactic organisms in an unstable shear layer," MS Hoecker-Martínez, WD Smyth, Continental Shelf Research 36, 8-18 (2012).
2011: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellow
2010: AGU Fall Meeting Outstanding Student Paper
2010: Wayne V. Burt Outstanding Graduate Student
2006-2007: Adjunct Faculty Excellence Mt San Antonio College
American Geophysical Union
American Physical Society
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
American Association of Physics Teachers
National Association of Geophysics Teachers