Marine Debris

Welcome Aboard

Dr. Alexandra Gronholz, a recent graduate from University of Bremen in Germany, joined our team as a postdoc in April, 2017. She will use the Modular Ocean Model version 6 to study the variability of the meridional overturning circulation in the South Atlantic and its link to the eddy processes. Her research will directly contribute to NOAA long-term goal and objective, Climate Adaptation and Mitigation - Improved scientific understanding of the changing climate system and its impacts. Welcome aboard Alexandra!


Dr. Marion Kersale joined the Physical Oceanography Division on June 5th as a Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) postdoctoral fellow, supported by a NOAA Climate Program Office project.  Dr. Kersale is working together with Drs. Renellys Perez, Matthieu Le Henaff, and Christopher Meinen on an observational study of the linkages between the shallow and deep limbs of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at both 34.5S and 26.5N.  Dr. Kersale most recently comes from having completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cape Town, South Africa; she received her PhD from Aix-Marseille University in France. Welcome aboard Marion!