Ph.D. 1994, Physics, University of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada
B.Sc. 1988, Physics (Honors Co-op), University of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada
Physical and acoustical oceanography
My research applies the fundamental laws of physics to the ocean environment in order to understand: ocean mixing and entrainment, transport and buoyancy driven flows, and circulation processes from the coastal ocean to the deep-sea environment of hydrothermal vents. Specialized acoustic instrumentation is used for the measurement of deep sea hydrothermal plume flow and heat flux, for understanding how plumes interact with the surrounding ocean and for monitoring the effect of seismic events to these systems. New instrumentation will be connected to the Ocean Networks Canada NEPTUNE cabled observatory in 2016. Highly motivated Undergraduate and Graduate students are always needed.