Ralph Foster

Ralph Foster
Principal Scientist
Applied Physics Laboratory
Air-Sea Interaction and Remote Sensing
1013 NE 40th St
Fields of interest
Satellite remote sensing, boundary layer dynamics, air-sea interaction, hurricane boundary layers
Description of scientific projects
My primary research interest is using satellite remote sensing observations of the ocean surface as a means of improving our understanding of boundary layer dynamics and their effects on the air-sea exchange of heat and momentum. The two primary data sources are microwave scatterometer wind vectors and synthetic aperture radar.