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: 

 

Graduate Research Assistantship (MS or PhD) in coastal physical oceanography available for fall 2018. If interested, please contact castelao@uga.edu

 

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
  • Yuntao Wang (PhD Student 2010-2015) - Now Associate Professor at Second Institute of Oceanography
Graduate Students: 
Postdocs: 

Renato Castelao's Selected Publications

Castelao R, Glenn S, Schofield O, Chant R, Wilkin J, Kohut J.  2008.  Seasonal evolution of hydrographic fields in the central Middle Atlantic Bight from glider observations. Geophysical Research Letters. 35(3)
Castelao RM, Barth JA.  2007.  The Role of Wind Stress Curl in Jet Separation at a Cape. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 37(11):2652-2671.
Castelao RM, Mavor TP, Barth JA, Breaker LC.  2006.  Sea surface temperature fronts in the California Current System from geostationary satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research. 111(C9)
Castelao RM, Barth JA.  2006.  Upwelling around Cabo Frio, Brazil: The importance of wind stress curl. Geophysical Research Letters. 33(3)
Castelao RM, Barth JA.  2006.  The Relative Importance of Wind Strength and Along-Shelf Bathymetric Variations on the Separation of a Coastal Upwelling Jet. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 36:412-425.
Barth J.A.  2005.  Time-dependent, wind-driven flow over a shallow midshelf submarine bank. Journal of Geophysical Research. 110(C10)
Castelao RM, Barth JA, Mavor TP.  2005.  Flow-topography interactions in the northern California Current System observed from geostationary satellite data. Geophysical Research Letters. 32(24)

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