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David M. Farmer, FRSC, FRS
Emeritus Professor of Oceanography
401-874-6222

Educational Background

Ph.D., Physics
M.S., Marine Physics
University of British Columbia
McGill University
1972
1969

Areas of Specialization

Research

Upper ocean physics including air-sea interaction, surface and internal waves, air-entrainment, bubble properties and behavior, turbulence; the interaction of stratified flow with topography; exchange through sea straits, nonlinear internal wave generation and propagation, seismic behavior of sea ice; fjord dynamics; acoustical oceanography; the impact of sound on marine mammals.

Students

Li Qiang (URI)
Ph.D.
2010 Thesis: Nonlinear Internal Waves in the South China Sea.

Publications:

Baschek, B, David M Farmer, 2006, Tidal fronts and their role in air-sea gas exchange, 2006, J. Marine Research, 64, 483-515.

Moum, J., D M Farmer, E. L. Shoryer, W. D. Smyth, L. Armi, 2007, Dissipative losses in nonlinear internal waves propagating across the continental shelf, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 37: 1989-1995.

Qiang Li, David M. Farmer, Timothy F. Duda, Steve Ramp, 2008, Acoustical Measurement of Nonlinear Internal Waves using the Inverted Echo Sounder, J Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 26:2228-2242.

Farmer, David, Li Qiang, Jae-Hun Park, 2009, Internal Wave Observations in the South China Sea: The Role of Rotation and Non-Linearity, Atmosphere-Ocean, 47 (4): 267-280.

Li, Ming, Svein Vagle, David M Farmer, 2009, Large Eddy Simulations of Upper-Ocean Response to a Midlatitude Storm and Comparison with Observations, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 39: 2295-2309.

B. Baschek and D.M. Farmer, 2010. Gas bubbles as oceanographic tracers, 2010, J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 27: 241–245.

Presentations:

'A Strait Affair: The Oceanography of Sea Straits', Riley Lecture, 2004, Dalhousie University.


History

Member for
6 years 38 weeks