Claudia Schmid

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Ocean heat storage and atmosphere ocean interactions.

Ocean circulation and water masses.

Analysis of Lagrangian and Hydrographic observations.

Analysis of model results.

Ocean observing systems.

Claudia Schmid, Ph.D.

Oceanographer, Physical Oceanography Division

4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

“Both seagoing oceanography and more autonomous observing methods are amazing. Collecting data with profiling floats that are distributed automatically in real-time is a dream come true. Such floats are deployed globally as part of the Argo project to monitor climate change, as well as in front of hurricanes to improve hurricane forecasts. Both are used for studying the ocean as well as atmosphere-ocean interactions world-wide.”

Dr. Claudia Schmid is an oceanographer with the Physical Oceanography Division at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). Dr. Schmid is the Co-Principal Investigator of US Argo and the Manager of US Argo Data Assembly Center. Her research is focused on ocean circulation, ocean heat storage, and ocean-atmosphere interactions.

Current Work

Manager of the US Argo Data Assembly Center for core Argo and BGC Argo.

Manager of the Data Assembly Center for “hurricane floats” deployed by WHOI and AOML.

Collaborator in projects analysing of the mixed-layer budgets in the tropical Atlantic using data from PIRATA, Argo and surface drifters.

Analysis of the three-dimensional flow in the South and North Atlantic using data from Argo and AVISO.

Member of the Executive Committee of the International Argo Data Management Team.

Co-Principal Investigator of the US Argo Project

Collaborator in “Data Quality of Control as a Service”

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1988, Vordiplom in Physical Oceanography, Institut f¨ur Meereskunde, Christian-Albrechts-Universit¨at in Kiel, Germany

1992, Diplom in Physical Oceanography, Institut f¨ur Meereskunde, Christian-Albrechts-Universit¨at in Kiel, Germany

1998, PhD in Physical Oceanography, Institut f¨ur Meereskunde, Christian-Albrechts-Universit¨at in Kiel, Germany

  1. Berx, B., D. Volkov, J. Baehr, M.O. Baringer, P. Brandt, K. Burmeister, S. Cunningham, M.F. de Jong, L. de Steur, S. Dong, E. Frajka-Williams, G.J. Goni, N.P. Holliday, R. Hummels, R. Ingvaldsen, K. Jochumsen, W. Johns, S. Jónsson, J. Karstensen, D. Kieke, R. Krishfield, M. Lankhorst, K.M.H. Larsen, I. Le Bras, C.M. Lee, F. Li, S. Lozier, A. Macrander, G. McCarthy, C. Mertens, B. Moat, M. Moritz, R. Perez, I. Polyakov, A. Proshutinsky, B. Rabe, M. Rhein, C. Schmid, Ø. Skagseth, D.A. Smeed, M.-L. Timmermans, W.-J. von Appen, B. Williams, R. Woodgate, and I. Yashayaev. Climate-relevant ocean transport measurements in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Oceanography 34(4):10-11, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.supplement.02 2021
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  2. Johnson, G.C., J. Reagan, M. Lyman, T. Boyer, C. Schmid, and R. Locarnini. Global oceans: Salinity. In State of the Climate in 2020, J. Blunden, and T. Boyer (eds.). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102(8):S159-S160 , https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0083.1 2021
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  3. Reagan, J., T. Boyer, C. Schmid, and R. Locarnini. Global oceans: Subsurface salinity. In State of the Climate in 2020, J. Blunden, and T. Boyer (eds.). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102(8):S162-S164, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0083.1 2021
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Administrator Award 2018

For outstanding success of the U.S. Argo ocean  observing program, providing excellent  oceanographic data that has led to a new era of  oceanography.

 

Certificate of Appreciation, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory 2016

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Administrator Award 2004

For pioneering the development of a system to  deliver quality-controlled, global ocean data in  real time to the international operational and  research oceanographic communities.

 

Certificate of Merit, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory 2004

 

Certificate of Merit, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory 2002