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Physical Oceanography

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Supports research on the structure and movement of oceans, how quantities are transported, how the ocean's structure interacts with biological and chemical processes within it, and the interactions between the ocean, atmosphere, climate and ice.


The Physical Oceanography Program supports research on a wide range of topics associated with the structure and movement of the ocean, with the way in which it transports various quantities, with the way the ocean's physical structure interacts with the biological and chemical processes within it, and with interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere, solid earth and ice that surround it.

Program contacts

Baris M. Uz
bmuz@nsf.gov (703) 292-4557 GEO/OCE
Sean C. Kennan
skennan@nsf.gov (703) 292-7575 GEO/OCE
Dana K. Savidge
dsavidge@nsf.gov (703) 292-4897
Arnoldo Valle-Levinson
avallele@nsf.gov (703) 292-7946 GEO/OCE
Hana Busse
hbusse@nsf.gov (703) 292-7596

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