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Mara Orescanin
Assistant Professor
Department of Oceanography
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 8316563233
Email: msoresca (at)
PhD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2015
Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
MS - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2009
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,
MS - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2009
BA - Carleton College, 2006
  • Assistant Professor, Oct. 2016 - Present
  • Littoral Field Methods (OC4210)
  • Ocean Waves and Instabilities (OC4211)
  • Nearshore Processes (OC4213)
  • Orescanin, M. M., and Scooler, J. "Episodic breach observations at an ephemeral river", Continental Shelf Research, 2018.
  • Orescanin, M. M., Raubenheimer, B., and Elgar, S., "A Hydrodynamic Lumped Element Model for Tidal Inlets and the Effect of a Shallow Bay", JGR, 2017 (COVER).
  • Slivinski, L. C., Pratt, L. J., Rypina, I. I., Orescanin, M. M., Raubenheimer, B., MacMahan, J., and Elgar, S., "Assimilating Lagrangian data for parameter estimation in a multiple-inlet system", Ocean Modelling, 2017.
  • Orescanin, M. M., Raubenheimer, B., and Elgar, S., "Changes in Bay Circulation in an Evolving Multiple Inlet System", Continental Shelf Research, 2016.
  • Orescanin, M. M., Raubenheimer, B. and Elgar, S., "Observations of Wave Effects on Inlet Circulation", Continental Shelf Research, 2014.
  • DOD Key Technologies:
    • 3 - Battlespace Environments
    • 12a - Environmental Quality
    • 12b - Civil Engineering
    • 19 - Modeling and Simulation

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