First Name   Jim
     
Last Name   Lerczak
     
University or Association   Oregon State University
     
City, State   Corvallis , OR
   
Position Associate Professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
   
Insitution of Highest Degree Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Ph.D., 2000
   
Email
   
Phone   work 541.737.6128
   
Expertise Sector Climate Change and Natural Hazards
   
Area of Expertise Ocean Circulation Dynamics
   
Other Expertise Estuary and Wetland Habitat
   
Language Fluency (Other than English)
   
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Expertise Profile

Dr. Lerczak’s expertise lies in both field observations and numerical modeling.  His research interests include studying coastal physical oceanography, especially the study of internal tides, high-frequency internal waves, and circulation in the vicinity of fronts. Dr. Lerczak’s work also involves estuarine oceanography including the dynamics that drive the three-dimensional circulation, the mechanisms that transport and disperse materials within estuaries, the time response of estuaries to changes in forcing, and the physical/biological interactions which influence larval dispersal.


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