Instrument testing in Resurrection Bay near Seward, Alaska.

Instrument testing in Resurrection Bay near Seward, Alaska.

I am a physical oceanographer at the University of Washington whose current research aims to understand the pathways of energy from large to small scales, with a focus on internal waves: where they form, where they go, where they break and what happens when they do. I am exploring these processes in the Arctic using a variety of observational platforms, from in situ moorings to shore-based HF Radar arrays, where a shrinking and weakening ice pack has lead to an increase in internal wave generation and internal wave induced mixing. 

In conjunction with my research program, I am an active online science communicator, blogging at Deep Sea News and tweeting as @rejectedbanana, combining humor and popular culture with cold, hard science to cultivate a broader appreciation of science and its benefits. 

Updates on recent fieldwork, science and even some code can be found at TiniBlog.

Contact Information:

JISAO-University of Washington
170 Wallace Hall
3737 Brooklyn Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105

phone: 206.527.1720  email: dr.kim.martini@gmail.com
twitter: @rejectedbanana

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