High-resolution ocean-biogeochemical modeling.
Ocean Acidification progression.
Seasonal to decadal variability of large marine ecosystems.
River runoff impact on coastal ecosystems.
Fabian A. Gomez, Ph.D.
Research Scientist (Northern Gulf Institute), Physical Oceanography Division
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
“High-resolution ocean-biogeochemical models simulate the spatiotemporal variability of important ecological and marine chemistry processes, providing a conceptual framework to better understand observed ocean patterns, as well as to foresee ecosystem responses to anthropogenic disturbances and climate variability.”
Dr. Gomez is a Research Scientist at the Northern Gulf Institute and the Physical Oceanography Division at NOAA-AOML. Dr. Gomez’s research focuses on examining plankton and marine chemistry variability using three-dimensional high-resolution ocean-biogeochemical (BGC) models. He has expertise configuring ocean-BGC models in the Regional Ocean Model System (ROMS) and the GFDL’s Modular Ocean Model (MOM). He is particularly interested in understanding how large-scale climate variability modes (such as ENSO, MJO, and AMO) impact regional marine ecosystems, and examining past and future changes in marine productivity and carbonate chemistry associated with anthropogenic climate change and ocean acidification.
Dr. Gomez is involved in multidisciplinary projects to examine ocean acidification in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and US East Coast, as well as to investigate potential impacts of climate variability on the recent declines of coastal pelagic species in the GoM and South Atlantic Bight.
2003, B.S. Fisheries, Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile
2008, M.S. Fisheries, University of Concepcion, Chile
2015, Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, Oregon State University, OR
Lee, S.-K., H. Lopez, G.R. Foltz, E.-P. Lim, D. Kim, S.M. Larson, K. Pujiana, D.L. Volkov, S. Chakravorty, and F.A. Gomez. Java-Sumatra Niño/Niña and its impact on regional rainfall variability. Journal of Climate, 35(13):4291-4308, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0616.1 2022
Yang, B., F. Gomez, C. Schmid, and M. Baringer. In situ estimates of net primary production in the open-ocean Gulf of Mexico. Limnology and Oceanography Letters, 7(5):427-434, https://doi.org/10.1002/lol2.10270 2022
Gomez, F.A., R. Wanninkhof, L. Barbero, and S.-K. Lee. Increasing river alkalinity slows ocean acidification in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(24):e2021GL096521, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL096521 2021