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William Shaw
Research Associate Professor
Department of Oceanography
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3270
Email: wjshaw (at)
PhD - MIT, 2000
BS - Princeton University, 1993
Civil Engineering
  • 2014-present Associate Research Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2005-2014 Assistant Research Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2003-2005 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 20002003 Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 19931999 Graduate Research Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 1992 Summer Intern, Oregon State University
  • Dynamics of planetary boundary layers
  • Ocean-ice-atmosphere interactions
  • Ocean Mixing
  • Dynamics of sediment transport
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Research Associates Program of the National Research Council, 2003
  • American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • W. J. Shaw, T. P. Stanton, W. J. Shaw, M. G. McPhee, J. K. Morrison and D. Martinson, The role of the upper ocean in the Arctic surface heat budget, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C06012, doi:10.1029/2008JC004991, 2009.
  • W. J. Shaw, T. P. Stanton, M. G. McPhee and T. Kikuchi, Estimates of surface roughness length heterogeneous under-ice boundary layers, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C08030, doi:10.1029/2007JC004550, 2008
  • W. J. Shaw and J. H. Trowbridge, The direct estimation of near-bottom turbulent fluxes in the presence of energetic wave motions, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 18:1540-1557, 2001.
  • W. J. Shaw, J. H. Trowbridge and A. J. Williams, The budgets of turbulent kinetic energy and scalar variance in the continental shelf bottom boundary layer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106:9551-9564, 2001.
  • G. Voulgaris, J. H. Trowbridge, W. J. Shaw and A. J. Williams III, High resolution measurements of turbulent fluxes and dissipation rates in the benthic boundary layer, Proceedings of the Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 177-186, 1997

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