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.

Software Engineers

Charles Blackmon-Luca

Charles Blackmon-Luca

c.blackmon@columbia.edu

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Charles is a software engineer in the Ocean Transport Group. His work is primarily focused on Pangeo, an open source community platform for big data geoscience. His interests include cloud-based data science, biking, and gaming.

Postdocs

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.

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

hs3277@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.

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
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