Satellite Oceanography Laboratory
Dr. Don P. Chambers, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1996
Dr. Chambers specializes in using satellite observations such as radar altimetry and satellite gravimetry to better understand ocean dynamics. Prior to coming to USF, he was a Research Scientist at the Center for Space Research at UT-Austin. His primary research focus is quantifying and understanding sea level variability, especially low frequency fluctuations related to climate change. He in interested in all the dynamical processes that cause sea level change, including ocean circulation, ocean heat storage, ocean mass redistribution, and influx of fresh water from the continents and ice sheets.
Dr. Chambers has been a member of several NASA satellite Science Teams, including TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1, and is currently a member of the NASA Ocean Surface Topography and GRACE Science Teams. His is also a Lead Author of the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report.
Dr. Jennifer A. Bonin, Scientific Researcher
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Dr. Bonin specializes in data analysis methods and processing gravity data from the GRACE mission, and is currently studying high-frequency ocean bottom pressure variations in the Southern Ocean and the Arctic Ocean and mass losses of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.
Jordan Meyer, Ph.D. Student
B.S.- Physics, Rhodes College, 2016
Jordan is a first year student investigating connections between the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and the deep currents of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) utilizing satellite gravity measurements and ocean models.