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Peter C. Chu
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Mail Code: OC/Cu
Department of Oceanography
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3688
Email: pcchu (at) nps.edu
Web: faculty.nps.edu/pcchu/
EDUCATION:
PhD - University of Chicago, 1985
Geophysics
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • Chair, Department of Oceanography (2012-present)
  • Associate Chair for Instruction, Department of Oceanography (2011-2012)
  • Distinguished Professor (2011-present)
  • Professor (2000-2010)
  • Associate Professor (1992-1999)
  • Adjunct Professor (1986-1991)
  • NPS Academic Council Member, 1992-1999
  • NPS Undersea Warfare Academic Committee Member, 1999-present
  • NPS Library Council Member, 1992-present
  • NPS Dean Search Committee Member, 2001
  • Affiliated Professor of the Wayne Meyer Institute of Systems Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor of the Modeling, Virtual Environment, and Simulation (MOVES) Institute
OTHER EXPERIENCE:
  • University of California Santa Cruz: Visiting Professor, 1998
  • University of Chicago: Research Associate (1985-1986), Research Assistant (1980-1985)
  • Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Research Assistant (1978-1980)
  • Principal Investigator of projects sponsored by ONR, NAVO, CNO-N6M, NASA, SPAWAR, NOAA, JIEDDO
  • Co-Chairman, Commander, Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic Command CNMOC) Independent Modeling Review Panel
  • Secretary, Asia Oceania Geophysical Society Oceanography Section, 2004-2005
  • Co-Chairman, Military Operations Research Society WG-16 (Military Environmental Factors)
  • Member of Scientific and Technological Activities Commission Committee on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, 1995-1997
TEACHING INTERESTS:
  • Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction
  • Numerical Air-Ocean Models
  • Air-Sea Interaction
  • Ocean Dynamics
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Geospatial Information Systems and Services
  • Satellite Oceanography
  • Mapping, Charting and Geodesy
  • Modeling and Simulation in Ocean Environment
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction
  • P-vector Inverse Method
  • 3D Mine Impact Burial Prediction
  • First Passage Time for Model Predictability
  • Ocean Optimal Spectral Decomposition (OSD)
  • Three-Point Sixth-Order Numerical Schemes
  • 3D Underwater Bomb Trajectory Prediction
AWARDS:
  • Fellow, American Meteorology Society
  • GESEA Meritorious Award for Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009
  • Outstanding Instructional Performance Award, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000
  • Keynote Speaker, "Fundamental problems in coastal ocean prediction," Oceanology International 99, Singapore, 27-29 April, 1999
  • Outstanding Research Achievements Award, Naval Postgraduate School, 1998
  • President Guest Lecturer, Taiwan Naval Academy, 'Meteorology and Physical Oceanography in the South China Sea', Kao Hsiung, Taiwan, 14 May 1996
  • Outstanding Research Achievements Award, Naval Postgraduate School, 1992
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
    • Organizer, International Monterey Colloquium on Deep Convection and Deep Water Formation in the Ocean, 1990
    • Panel Member, Earth in Space, American Geophysical Union, 1992-1994.
    • Scientific and Technological Activities Commission (STAC) Committee on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, 1995-1997
    • Scientific Committee, International South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX), 1994-1998
    • Scientific Working Group, NSF/ONR Sponsored Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) Project, 1996-1998
    • Organizing Committee, the Fourth Polar Meteorology and Oceanography Conference, American Meteorological Society, Dallas, Texas, 9-13 January 1995
    • Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic Command (CNMOC) Oceanographic and Atmospheric Master Library Review Board, 1995 present.
    • Co Chairman: Commander, Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic Command (CNMOC) Independent Modeling Review Panel, 1996 2000.
    • Organizing Committee, International Workshop on Polar Processes in Global Climate, American Meteorological Society, Cancun Mexico, 13-15 November 1996
    • Panel Member on the Environmental Effects, Military Operations Research Society, 1997
    • Panel Member, NASA Physical Oceanography Peer Review Board, 2000
    • Member, International Council for Sciences, Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research (SCOR), Working Group-111, 2001
    • Secretary of the Ocean and Atmospheric Section, Asia-Oceania Geophysical Society, 2002-2004
    • Scientific Program Committee, Asia and Oceania Geophysical Society, 2003-2005
    • Board of Directors, Society of Counter-Ordnance Technology, 2002-present
    • Scientific Adviser, International Symposium on Clean Environment. Cheonan, Korea, 21-22 November 2003
    • International Scientific Advisor, International Symposium on Clean Environment, Cheonan, Korea, 21-22 November 2003.
    • Scientific Advisor, Third International Symposium on Air Quality Management at Urban, Regional, and Global Scales & 14th International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) Regional Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-30 September 2005
    • Panel Member, ONR Review Panel on Coastal Geosciences 2007-present
    • Member, NOAA/NODC Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Program (GTSPP) Working Group, 2008-present
    • Co-Chairman, CNMOC Independent Modeling Review Panel
    • Office of Naval Research BAA Review Panel, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
    • American Meteorological Society (1980 -present)
    • American Geophysical Union (1986-present)
    • The Oceanography Society (1988-present, Founding Member)
    • The Society for Counter-Ordnance Technology (Member from 2000, Board of Directors, 2002-present)
    • The International Association for Physical Sciences of the Oceans (1987 - present)
    • The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (1987- present)
    • Asia Oceania Geophysical Society (2003-present)
  • EDITORIAL BOARDS:
    • Co-Chief Editor, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, American Meteorological Society, 2009-present
    • Editor-in-Chief, Open Remote-Sensing Journal, 2008-present
    • Editor, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 2007-2008
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 1998-2006
    • Associate Editor, Geophysical Research Letters, 1996-2001
    • Associate Editor, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 1988-present
    • Associate Editor, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 2002-present
    • Editorial Board, International Journal of Oceanography, 2008 - present
    • Editorial Board, the Open Ocean Engineering Journal, 2007 - present
    • Editorial Board, the Open Civil Engineering Journal, 2007 - present
    • Editor - Elsevier Oceanography Series, Vol 57, Deep Convection and Deep Water Formation in Oceans
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
  • Chu, P.C., "P-vector method for determining absolute velocity from hydrographic data," Journal of Marine Technological Society, 29 (2),3-14, 1995
  • Chu, P.C., and R.F. Li, 2000: South China Sea isopycnal surface circulations. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 30, 2419-2438
  • Chu, P.C., L.M. Ivanov, O.V. Melnichenko, and N.C. Wells, 2007: On long baroclinic Rossby waves in the tropical North Atlantic observed from profiling floats. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C05032, doi:10.1029/2006JC003698
  • Chu, P.C., 2008: First passage time analysis for climate indices. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25, 258-270
  • Chu, P. C., 2009: Mine impact burial prediction from one to three dimensions. Applied Mechanics Reviews, ASME, 62, 010802
  • Extended List of Publications
KEYWORDS/TECHNOLOGIES:
  • Keywords: Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction, P-vector Inverse Method, , Ocean Optimal Spectral Decomposition (OSD), Three-Point Sixth-Order Schemes, First Passage Time for Model Predictability, 3D Mine Impact Burial Prediction, 3D Underwater Bomb Trajectory Prediction



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