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Timour Radko
Department of Oceanography
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3318
Email: tradko (at)
PhD - Oceanography, Florida State University, 1997
MS - Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1992
  • 2017-present, Professor
  • 2008-2017, Associate Professor
  • 2004-2008, Assistant Professor
  • 2000-2004 Post-doctoral Research Scientist, EAPS, MIT
  • 1997-2000 Post-doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Oceanography, FSU
  • 1993-1997 Research Assistant, Dept. of Oceanography, FSU
  • Ocean Circulation Analysis
  • Ocean Waves
  • Air-Ocean Fluid Dynamics
  • General circulation of the ocean
  • Dynamics of mesoscale jets and vortices
  • Double diffusive convection
  • Wave motion
  • Dynamics and detection of stratified wakes
  • Faculty Early Career Development Award, NSF, 2006
  • GSEAS Merit Award for Research, NPS, 2008
  • Schieffelin Award for Excellence in Teaching, NPS, 2010
  • Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011
  • Member, American Geophysical Union
  • Radko, T., 2016: Thermohaline layering in dynamically and diffusively stable shear flows. J. Fluid. Mech., 805, 147-170.
  • Radko, T., 2016: On the spontaneous generation of large-scale eddy-induced patterns: the Average Eddy model. J. Fluid. Mech., 809, 316-344.
  • Radko, T., and I. Kamenkovich, 2017: On the topographic modulation of large-scale eddying flows. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 47, 2157-2172.
  • Radko, T., and C. Sisti, 2017: Life and demise of intra-thermocline mesoscale vortices. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 47, 3087-3103.
  • Radko, T., and D. Lorfeld, 2018: Effects of weak planetary rotation on the stability and dynamics of internal stratified jets. Phys. Fluids, 30, 096602.
  • Keywords: Fluid dynamics, Ocean circulation, Mesoscale variability, Stratified wakes, Non-traditional detection, Double-diffusive convection

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