I am a physical oceanographer working in the Ocean Mixing group at Oregon State University. I study the mixing processes that occur at the equator and how they are related to tropical instability waves and El Nino.
I finished my PhD at the University of Washington in 2012. I worked with Parker MacCready to study how energy is converted from the barotropic tide to features like internal waves and eddies as tidal currents flow over and around undersea topography. Specifically, I investigated the role that form drag plays in this process.
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
104 CEOAS Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-5503
swarner (at) coas.oregonstate.edu