Renato Castelao in front of a glider
Associate Professor
Coastal physical oceanography
Campus: 
Athens
Office: 
252 Marine Sciences Bldg.
Office Phone:  (706) 542-2422
Lab Association: 
Lab: 
251/253 Marine Sciences Bldg.
Lab Phone: 
(706) 542-2527
Research Area: 

Education:

Ph.D. 2006, Oregon State University (Physical Oceanography)

Research Emphasis:

Coastal ocean dynamics and its impact on the marine ecosystem, wind-driven mesoscale flows, flow-topography interactions, buoyancy-driven flows, internal waves and tides, coupled ocean observing and modeling networks, autonomous underwater gliders.

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Alumni:

  • Yeping Yuan (Postdoc 2013-2015) - Now Assistant Professor at Zhejiang University (China)
  • Yuntao Wang (PhD Student 2010-2015) - Now Associate Professor at Second Institute of Oceanography (China)
Graduate Students: 
Postdocs: 

Renato Castelao's Selected Publications

Medeiros PM, Babcock-Adams L, Seidel M, Castelao RM, Di Iorio D, Hollibaugh JT, Dittmar T.  2017.  Export of terrigenous dissolved organic matter in a broad continental shelf. Limnology and Oceanography. 62:1718-1731.
Arrigo KR, van Dijken GL, Castelao RM, Luo H, Rennermalm AK, Tedesco M, Mote TL, Oliver H, Yager PL.  2017.  Melting glaciers stimulate large summer phytoplankton blooms in southwest Greenland waters. Geophysical Research Letters.
Yuan Y, Castelao RM.  2017.  Eddy-induced sea surface temperature gradients in Eastern Boundary Current Systems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.
Yuan Y, Castelao RM, He R.  2017.  Variability in along-shelf and cross-shelf circulation in the South Atlantic Bight. Continental Shelf Research. 134:52-62.
Wang Y, Castelao RM, Di Iorio D.  2016.  Salinity Variability and Water Exchange in Interconnected Estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts. :1-13.
Wang Y, Castelao RM.  2016.  Variability in the coupling between sea surface temperature and wind stress in the global coastal ocean. Continental Shelf Research. 125:88-96.
Luo H, Castelao RM, Rennermalm AK, Tedesco M, Bracco A, Yager  L., Mote TL.  2016.  Oceanic transport of surface meltwater from the southern Greenland ice sheet. Nature Geoscience. 9:528-532.
Wang Y, Castelao RM, Yuan Y.  2015.  Seasonal variability of alongshore winds and sea surface temperature fronts in Eastern Boundary Current Systems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 120:2385-2400.
Castelao RM, Wang Y.  2014.  Wind-driven variability in sea surface temperature front distribution in the California Current System. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 119(3):1861-1875.
Castelao RM.  2014.  Mesoscale eddies in the South Atlantic Bight and the Gulf Stream Recirculation region: Vertical structure. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 119(3):2048-2065.

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