OCCRI Researchers

Title: Assistant Professor
Name: Simon de Szoeke
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: CEOAS – Atmospheric Science
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Research Theme: Atmosphere-ocean interaction, and its influence on the climate. Much of my research focuses on the tropics. Clouds themselves are an important player in atmosphere-ocean interaction, because they shade the ocean surface from the sun, keeping it cooler. I look for interesting regional processes I can model or observe, like strong ocean upwelling and stratiform clouds in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, and organized deep convection and intraseasonal variability in the central tropical Indian Ocean. I measure heat and momentum fluxes from ships by measuring radiation and turbulent temperature, humidity, and velocity fluctuations. I use data gained from observations and regional models to understand air-sea interaction and clouds, and to understand how well climate models simulate these processes.

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