The Physical Oceanography Division in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa includes faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and technicians involved in research and educational activities ranging from oceanic turbulence to the general circulation of the oceans and its effects on climate.

Specific research interests of the faculty and their students include: oceanic turbulence, mixing processes, waves in the ocean, coastal ocean dynamics, oceanography of Hawaiian waters, biological-physical interactions in the oceans, mesoscale structures, water-type formation, dynamics of the oceanís surface layer, satellite remote sensing, ocean-atmosphere interaction, paleoceanography, ecosystem modeling, equatorial circulation, general ocean circulation variability and dynamics, climate dynamics, and ocean predictability, as well as the technological development of instruments and sensors.


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