OCCRI Researchers

Title: Professor
Name: Mike Kosro
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: CEOAS – Physical Oceanography

Ph.D., Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 1985.

Research Theme: Understanding coastal ocean circulation and water properties and their changes over a wide range of scales, including tides, wind-driven upwelling/downwelling, El Niño, and climate change, and the observing systems required to study them. My group operates an array of radiowave measurement systems which produce maps of the surface currents from California through Washington.

Research Fields:

Impacts Ecosystems and Populations
Impacts Physical
Physical Ecology

Professional Activities:

Executive Committee, Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS).

Scientific Committee for the Environmental Sciences Program, Outer Continental Shelf, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, U.S. Dept. of Interior.

Current Measurement Technology Committee, Oceanic Engineering Society, IEEE Scientist and Fishermen Exchange

Selected Publications:

Saraceno, M., P. T. Strub, and P. M. Kosro. Estimates of Sea Surface Height and Near Surface Alongshore Coastal Currents From Combinations of Altimeters and Tide Gauges, submitted to /Journal of Geophysical Research/

Huyer, A, P.A. Wheeler, Strub, P.T., R.L. Smith, R. Letelier, P.M. Kosro, 2006. “The Newport Line off Oregon – studies in the north east Pacific”, in press for /Progress in Oceanography/.

Kosro, P.M., W.T. Peterson, B.M. Hickey, R.K. Shearman and S.D. Pierce, 2006. “The physical vs. the biological spring transition: 2005”, Geophys. Res. Letters, 33(22), L22S03, doi: 10.1029/2006GL027072.

Huyer, A., J.H. Fleischbein, J. Keister, P.M. Kosro, N. Perlin, R.L. Smith, and P.A. Wheeler, 2005. “Two coastal upwelling domains in the northern California Current System”, /Journal of Marine Research/, 63, 901-929.

Kosro, P.M., 2005. “On the spatial structure of coastal circulation off Newport, Oregon, during spring and summer 2001, in a region of varying shelf width”, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C10S06, doi:10.1029/2004JC002769.