Matthew Alford

Matthew Alford
University of Washington
Applied Physics Laboratory and School of Oceanography
1013 NE 40th St
P. O. Box 355640
Fields of interest
internal waves and turbulence and their impact on the global ocean circulation

Description of scientific projects
An observationalist, I focus primarily on internal tides and near-inertial waves; the global patterns of their generation, propagation and dissipation is of key import for determining the magnitude of the global meridional overturning circulation; which is in turn key for understanding the Earth's response to climate change.