Ariane Verdy

Position
Assistant Research Oceanographer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Role
Theme 1 Co-Investigator
Office Phone
Office
Scripps Institution of Oceanography UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92093
Bio/Description

Interests

Mathematical and numerical modeling of marine ecosystems to study patterns of spatial and temporal variability that result from the interplay of biological and physical processes. 

Biography

Ariane Verdy is an Assistant Research Oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She has a bachelor's degree in physics engineering from the University of Montreal, Canada, and a PhD in physical oceanography from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program. Her research interests include biogeochemistry, physical-biological interactions, and theoretical ecology. Currently, her work focuses on data assimilation of biogeochemical observations in high-resolution models, with application to the California Current Ecosystem. She is a member of the NASA Carbon Monitoring System science team, and leads an interdisciplinary effort to improve the simulation of air-sea CO2 fluxes in climate models.

Dr. Verdy's role in SOCCOM will be to advise the development of the biogeochemical component of the Southern Ocean data assimilation, evaluate the model-observation consistency, and analyze the solution to obtain estimates of air-sea fluxes, biogeochemical cycling, ocean acidification, and ecosystem productivity.