Group Members

Principal Investigator

Ryan Abernathey

Ryan Abernathey

rpa@ldeo.columbia.edu

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Ryan is the principal investigator for the Ocean Transport Group. Besides all the science stuff described here, Ryan enjoys spending time with his young son, playing the fiddle, and spending time in the mountains.

Research Scientists

Julius Busecke

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Julius is an assistant research scientist in the Climate Data Science Lab. He is an oceanographer interested in ocean physics and biogeochemistry using a variety of tools and datasets. In his freetime he enjoys photography, biking and climbing.

Spencer Jones

Spencer Jones

spencerj@ldeo.columbia.edu

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Spencer is a postdoc in the Ocean Transport Group. He studies the global ocean circulation and large-scale effects of ocean mixing. Spencer also enjoys reading and going to the theater.

Software Engineers

Tom Nicholas

Tom Nicholas

ten2113@columbia.edu

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Tom is a research software engineer in the Climate Data Science Lab. He is keen to improve the software tools available to all scientists. His interests include climate activism, playing his guitar, and gymnastics.

Charles Stern

Charles Stern

cstern@ldeo.columbia.edu

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Charles is a Data Infrastructure Engineer working on Pangeo Forge. He is endlessly curious about elegant, open-source tools that help us understand our changing planet. Charles loves exploring in the mountains and tinkering with anything electronic or mechanical.

Postdocs

Paige Martin

Paige Martin

paigemar@umich.edu

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Paige is a postdoc in the Climate Data Science Lab and is currently based at the Australian National University. She likes to use Python and open-source tools to study coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics. Paige also enjoys doing musical theater, aerial arts, and handstands.

Hillary Scannell

Hillary Scannell

scannell@ldeo.columbia.edu

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Hillary is a postdoc in the Climate Data Science Lab. She is an expert on marine heatwaves and uses data science to better understand the complex spatiotemporal variability of geophysical fluids. Hillary is an outdoor enthusiast originally from Maine and is passionate about land conservation.

Mu Xu

muxu@ldeo.columbia.edu

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Grad Students

Shanice Bailey

Shanice Bailey

stb2145@columbia.edu

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Shanice is a graduate student in the Ocean Transport Group. She currently studies bottom water formation and the internal dynamics of the Weddell Gyre. Shanice also enjoys boxing, hiking, and watching documentaries.

Alumni

Name Position Here Position Now
Charles Blackmon-Luca Software Engineer, 2019-2020 Systems Software Engineer at NVIDIA
Anirban Sinha Ph.D. Student, 2014-2019 Postdoc, Caltech
Takaya Uchida Ph.D. Student, 2014-2019 Postdoc, Université Grenoble Alpes
Tongya Liu Visiting Student, 2018-2019 Ph.D. student, Zhejiang University
Sjoerd Groeskamp Postdoc, 2014-2016 Postdoc, University of New South Wales