Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Modeling Laboratory

Group Leader

Dr. Changsheng Chen

Dr. Changsheng Chen

Professor
Department of Fisheries Oceanography
The School of Marine Science & Technology
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
New Bedford, MA 02744

Professor
University of Massachusetts School of Marine Science
University of Massachusetts-Amherst-Boston-Dartmouth-Lowell Adjunct Scientist
Department of Physical Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Woods Hole, MA 02543

Email: c1chen@umassd.edu; cchen@whoi.edu
Phone: (508)910-6388  
Fax: (508)910-6371

EDUCATION:

1992: Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program
1989: M.S. Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program
1983: M.S. Marine Meteorology, Ocean University of Qingdao, P. R. China

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Chen is a coastal oceanographer who is interested in modeling and observational exploration of coastal ocean circulation, oceanic frontal processes, turbulent mixing/bottom boundary layer dynamics, chaotic mixing, western boundary current, internal waves and tides, and biological/physical interaction. His recent research is mainly focused on ecosystem dynamics in the US eastern continental shelf. He is leader of the Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Modeling Research Laboratory, School for Marine Science and Technology, UMASSD. Chen and his co-workers have developed an innovative unstructured grid, Finite-Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM) for the ocean community.


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Dr. R. C. Beardsley

Adjunct Professor
School for Marine Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
New Bedford, MA 02744

Scientist Emeritus
Department of Physical Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Email: rbeardsley@whoi.edu
Office Phone: +1 508 289 2536
Fax: +1 508 457 2181

Education

B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964, Nuclear Physics
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968, Physical Oceanography

Research Interests

Observational and numerical model studies of wind-, tidal-, and buoyancy-driven currents, mixing, and air-sea forcing on the continental shelf and marginal seas. Impact of physical processes on biological processes and ecosystem dynamics.

Posted on October 21, 2013