Breene M. Kerr Professor of Oceanography

Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, 54-1620

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA

Email: rferrari at

Research Interests

I am an oceanographer interested in the dynamics of the ocean and climate with active research efforts in the areas of atmospheric and oceanic turbulence, air-sea interactions, the energetics of the ocean circulation, the impact of ocean physics on biology, and questions of paleoclimate. In my research I use a combination of theoretical fluid dynamics, numerical modeling, and analysis of observations.