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John A. Colosi
Mail Code: OC
Department of Oceanography
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3260
Email: jacolosi (at)
PhD - University of California, Santa Cruz, 1993
BS - University of California, San Diego, 1988
Physics (Cum-laude)
  • Instructor
  • Associate Scientist (tenured), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Aug. 2004 - Mar. 2005.
  • Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Sept. 2000 - Aug. 2004.
  • Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Sept. 1996 - Sept. 2000.
  • Postdoctoral Research Oceanographer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Nov. 1993 - Aug. 1996.
  • Wave propagation through random media
  • Waves/geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Wave propagation through random media
  • Acoustical oceanography
  • Tides and internal waves
  • Nonlinear dynamics/chaos
  • ARCS Fellowship, 1992-93
  • ONR Young Investigator Award, 1998-2001
  • Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2000
  • A.B. Wood Medal, Institute of Acoustics & Acoustical Society of America for "significant contributions to the understanding of acoustic scattering by internal waves," 2001
  • Member, American Geophysical Union, and the Acoustical Society of America
  • Colosi, J. A. and the ATOC Group, 1999, “A review of recent results on ocean acoustic wave propagation in random media: Basin scales,” Invited, IEEE J. Oceanic Eng., V 24, No 2, pp 138-155.
  • Colosi, J. A. and W. Munk, “Tales of the venerable Honolulu tide gauge,” J. Phys. Oc., in press 2005.
  • Morozov, A. K. and J. A. Colosi, “Entropy and scintillation analysis of acoustical beam propagation through ocean internal waves,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., V117(3), pp1611-1623, 2005.
  • Colosi, J. A., A. B. Baggeroer, B. D. Cornuelle, M. A. Dzieciuch, W. H. Munk, P. F. Worcester, B. D. Dushaw, B. M. Howe, J. A. Mercer, R. C. Spindel, T. G. Birdsall, K. Metzger, and A. M. G. Forbes, “Analysis of multipath acoustic field variability and coherence in the finale of broadband basin-scale transmissions in the North Pacific Ocean,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., V117(3), pp 1538-1564, 2005.
  • 25. Lynch, J. F., J. A. Colosi, G. Gawarkiewicz, T. F. Duda, M. Badiey, B. Katznelson, J. E. Miller, and C.S. Chiu, “Inclusion of finescale coastal oceanography and 3-D acoustic effects into the ESME sound exposure model,” IEEE J. Oceanic Eng., Special Issue on the Effects of Sound on the Marine Environment (ESME), in press, 2005.
  • Keywords: Ocean Acoustics, Statistical wave propagation

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