First Name   Gary T.
Last Name   Mitchum
University or Association   University of South Florida
City, State   St. Petersburg , FL
Position Professor of Physical Oceanography
Insitution of Highest Degree Florida State University; Ph.D., 1984
Phone   work 727.553.3941
Expertise Sector Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Area of Expertise Sea-Level Rise
Other Expertise Ocean Circulation Dynamics; Ocean Observing Systems; Statistics and Modeling; Remote Sensing
Language Fluency (Other than English)
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Expertise Profile

 Prior to coming to the USF Dr. Mitchum was the Director of the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center. His interest in sea level rise began there in the mid-1980’s, and he remains especially interested in the study of 20th century sea level rise. Professor Mitchum’s research focuses on the use of satellite and in situ data to study sea level variations and climate change. In addition, he also works on a wide variety of problems in the general area of ocean physics, including ocean eddies, the El Nino phenomenon, internal tides and various types of ocean waves. He also has a long-standing interest in the application of ocean physics to improve our understanding of fisheries.

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