Upper ocean dynamics,
ocean circulation and its variability, and
density-transforming processes (mixing and air-sea forcing).
1998: Ph.D. in Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1995: M.S. in Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1991: B.S. in Physics (Mathematics minor), North Carolina State University
2004-: oceanographer, NOAA/AOML/PhOD
2002-2004: assistant scientist, CIMAS (Univ. of Miami/NOAA)
2000-2002: assistant in research (research faculty), Department of Oceanography, Florida State University
1998-2000: postdoctorate, Laboratoire de Physique des Oceans, IFREMER/CNRS
1996-1998: graduate assistant, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii
1995-1996: teaching assistant, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii
1991-1995: graduate assistant, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii
Selected publications (non-refereed)
Lumpkin, R. and K. Speer, 2001: Meridional overturning in the North Atlantic. International WOCE Newsletter 42, 3-5.
Seki, M., R. Bidigare, R. Lumpkin, J. Polovina, D. Kobayashi, P. Flament and D. Foley, 2001: Mesoscale Cyclonic Eddies and Pelagic Fisheries in Hawaiian Waters. Oceans 2001 Conference proceedings, 1590-1594.
Talley, L., G. Fryer and R. Lumpkin, 1999: "Oceanography." In The Pacific Islands, ed. M. Rapaport. Bess Press, Honolulu, HI.
Lumpkin, R., 1998: Eddies and currents of the Hawaiian Islands. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Flament, P., S. Kennan, R. Lumpkin, M. Sawyer and E. Stroup, 1998: "Oceanography of the Hawaiian Islands." In The Atlas of Hawaii, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, HI.
Lumpkin, R., 1995: Resonant Coastal Waves and Superinertial Oscillations. Masters Thesis, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Awards and Workshops
WOCE Young Investigators Workshop, Boulder, CO (12-30 June 2000).
Recipient of Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres fellowship from French government, 1998-1999.
Grand Combin Summer School VI: "Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows." Aosta, Italy (14-25 June 1999).
Basic sailing instructor, Shake-A-Leg Miami.