Leonel RomeroPost Doctoral Associate
Earth Research Institute
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3060
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Research interests: Ocean remote sensing techniques, upper ocean dynamics, surface wave dynamics, air-sea interaction, wave-current interaction, ocean mixing, wave breaking, numerical modeling, field observations
My role in the SBC LTER is to study the coastal circulation and mixing of runoff waters. The project uses the Regional Ocean Model System (ROMS) coupled to a wave model (e.g. Simulating Waves Nearshore - SWAN) to model surface wave-current interactions and stream water dispersion for several SBC LTER sites. My overall objective is to characterize storm water dilution and land-ocean interactions and to characterize their potential ecological impacts.