Dr. Elizabeth Johns received her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island in 1984 and, after completing a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Miami, joined AOML as a physical oceanographer in 1986.
Her research interests include observational and climatological studies of the currents and watermasses of the North Atlantic western boundary current system from the Florida Current and the Bahamas to the equatorial region off northeastern Brazil, including the circulation of the Intra-Americas Sea.
Dr. Johns is also involved in an ongoing multi-institutional,
interdisciplinary study of South Florida coastal waters, using shipboard
surveys, satellite-tracked drifters and moored current meters and conductivity
sensors to describe the circulation offshore of the Florida Keys from Miami
to the Dry Tortugas and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico along the southwest
Florida shelf, and their interaction with the environmentally sensitive waters
of Florida Bay.