Dr. Kara Lavender Law
Spent a semester at the Duke University Marine Laboratory, 1993
BS in Mathematics from Duke University , 1994
PhD in Oceanography (Physical) from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California , San Diego , 2001
Postdoctoral Scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2001-2003
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2002
Visiting Investigator at Woods Hole Ocenaographic Institution, 2003-present
Oceanography Faculty at SEA, 2003-present
Large-scale and mesoscale ocean circulation; intermediate and deep water formation in the North Atlantic and its role in the meridional overturning circulation; methods of statistical objective analysis; use of subsurface floats as ocean observers.
Lavender, KL, WB Owens and RE Davis, 2005. The mid-depth circulation of the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean as measured by subsurface floats. Deep-Sea Research I, 52, pp. 767−785.
Lilly, JM, Rhines, PB, Schott, F, Lavender, K, Lazier, J, Send, U, D'Asaro, E, 2003. Observations of the Laborador Sea eddy field. Progress in Oceanography, 59, 75-176.
Straneo F, Pickart RS, Lavender K, 2003. Spreading of Labrador sea water: An advective-diffusive study based on Lagrangian data. Deep-Sea Research I, 50, 701-719.
Lavender, KL, Davis , RE, and Owens, WB, 2002. Observations of open-ocean deep convection in the Labrador Sea from subsurface floats. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 32, 511-526.
Lavender, KL, Davis , RE and Owens, WB, 2000. Mid-depth recirculation observed in the interior Labrador and Irminger seas by direct velocity measurements. Nature, 407, 66-69.