Kathleen Dohan
Senior Scientist

2101 Fourth Ave., Suite 1310
Seattle, WA 98121, USA

Phone:+1 206-726-0501 ext 120
Fax:+1 206-726-0524
email:kdohan (at) esr.org

Kathleen Dohan began her scientific career as a mathematics major and a physics minor during her undergraduate at Simon Fraser University. Her interest turned towards environmentally motivated research during her work terms with Environment Canada. She obtained her PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Alberta in 2004 working within the Fluid Dynamics group. Her thesis involved both laboratory experiments and numerical simulations to study internal wave generation from a turbulent mixed region.

She continued to study the interaction between turbulence and stratification as a postdoc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Using mooring data she studied the dynamics of storm-driven upper ocean mixing during the fall deepening stage of the mixed layer evolution and its implications for mixed layer models.

Looking to apply her small-scale studies to larger scales, Kathleen joined ESR in December 2007 to work on the OSCAR and Ocean Vector Wind projects, both of which involve using satellite data to derive ocean currents.

Current Research Projects:

Special Interests: Turbulence and stratified flows, internal waves, mixed layer parameterization, wind-driven mixing.


B.Sc. (1997) Simon Fraser University (Mathematics, Physics Minor)
Ph.D. (2004) University of Alberta (Applied Mathematics) supervisor Bruce Sutherland
Postdoc (2007) Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Physical Oceanography Research Division) supervisor Russ Davis

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