I am an oceanographer interested in the dynamics of the ocean and climate with active research efforts in the areas of atmospheric and oceanic turbulence, air-sea interactions, the energetics of the ocean circulation, the impact of ocean physics on biology, and questions of paleoclimate. In my research I use a combination of theoretical fluid dynamics, numerical modeling, and analysis of observations.
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography
Director of the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Bldg 54-1620 (The Green Building)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
Email: rferrari at mit.edu
May 10, 2017
Madeleine has been selected to receive a 2017 National Defe...
March 23, 2017
Henri Drake was awarded the prestigious NSF Fellowship for p...
- Abyssal upwelling and downwelling driven by near--‐‑ boundary mixing. T.J. McDougall, and R. Ferrari, Journal of Physical Oceanography, vol. 47, pp. 261--283, 2017.The ocean's saltiness and its overturning. B.B. Cael, and R. Ferrari, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 44, pp. 1886--1891, 2017.
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