Fabian Gomez

Staff page photo for Fabian Gomez of AOML.

Research Interests

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. Fabian Gomez is a Research Scientist at the Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) and the Physical Oceanography Division at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (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 NOAA’s Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory’s (GFDL) 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.

Current Work

Dr. Fabian 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.

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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

  1. Gomez, F.A., R. Wanninkhof, L. Barbero, and S.-K. Lee. Mississippi River chemistry impacts on the interannual variability of aragonite saturation state in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 129(2):e2023JC020436, https://doi.org/10.1029/2023JC020436 2024
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  2. Oehlert, A.M., J. Garza, S. Nixon, L. Frank, E.J. Folkerts, J.D. Stieglitz, C. Lu, R.M. Heuer, D.D. Benetti, J. del Campo, F.A. Gomez, and M. Grosell. Implications of dietary carbon incorporation in fish carbonates for the global carbon cycle. Science of the Total Environment, 916:169895, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.169895 2024
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  3. Gomez, F.A., S.-K. Lee, C.A. Stock, A.C. Ross, L. Resplandy, S.A. Siedlecki, F. Tagklis, and J.E. Salisbury. RC4USCoast: A river chemistry dataset for regional ocean model applications in the US east, Gulf of Mexico, and west coasts. Earth System Science Data, 15(5):2223-2234, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-2223-2023 2023
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