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Steven R. Ramp
Research Professor
Mail Code: OC/Ra
Department of Oceanography
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2201
Email: sramp (at)
PhD - University of Rhode Island, 1986
Physical Oceanography
MS - University of Washington, 1976
Physical Oceanography
BS - Ottawa University, 1973
  • 1998 - Present: Research Professor, Department of Oceanography.
  • 1986 - 1993: Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography.
  • 1993 - 1993: Associate Professor, Department of Oceanography.
  • 1995 - 1998 - Program Officer, GS-15, Physical Oceanography Program, ONR.
  • 1993 - 1995 - Program Officer, GS-14, Physical Oceanography Program, ONR.
  • 1986 - 1993 - Oceanographer, U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole Lab.
  • Descriptive Physical Oceanography
  • Linear Waves in the Ocean including internal waves
  • Observational Oceanography including collection and analysis of data at sea
  • Ocean circulation over the continental shelf and slope, processes in marginal seas, mesoscale dynamics, and interdiciplinary studies.
  • Participant on more than 65 research cruises to the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans and adjacent seas, serving as chief scientist on 38 occasions.
  • Fifteen Master's theses and one Doctoral dissertation advised at the Naval Postgraduate School.
  • Circulation of the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and the New England Shelf
  • Gulf Stream warm core rings and their interactions with the shelf water, slope water, and bottom topography
  • Kinematics and dynamics of the California Current System
  • Circulation in marginal and semi-enclosed seas.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Sustained Superior Performance Award, 1978
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Unit Citation, 1979
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Graduate Training Award, 1980-82
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Group Performance Award, 1983
  • Naval Postgraduate School Faculty Outstanding Performance Award, 1991
  • Office of Naval Research, Outstanding Performance Award, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • President, Eastern Pacific Oceanic Conference, 1993-1998.
  • NPS Research Board
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Keywords: Oceanography, ocean circulation, mesoscale dynamics

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