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Timothy P. Stanton
Research Professor
Mail Code: OC/St
Department of Oceanography
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3144
Email: stanton (at)
MS - Univ of Auckland, 1978
BS - Univ of Auckland, 1975
  • Research Professor, 2011 - present
  • Co-Chair of research, 2009 - 2011
  • Associate Research Professor, 1990 - 2011
  • Assistant Research Professor, 1982 -1990
  • Research Instructor, 1978 - 1982
  • Ocean Turbulence
  • Internal Waves
  • Air-Sea Interaction
  • Inner Shelf / Nearshore Wave Processes
  • Oceanic turbulent boundary layers
  • Turbulence associated with internal and surface waves
  • Arctic and Antarctic ice / ocean interactions
  • Ocean Instrumentation
  • 1988: Visiting Fellowship to the Center of Water Research at the University of Western Australia
  • 1990: NPS Performance Bonus Award
  • 1995: NPS Outstanding Research Award
  • AGU
  • ASA
  • AMS
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Stanton, T. P., W. J. Shaw, and J. K. Hutchings, Observational study of relationships between incoming radiation, open water fraction, and ocean-to-ice heat flux in the Transpolar Drift: 2002-2010, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C07005, doi:10.1029/2011JC007871, 2012.
  • Stanton, T. P., W. J. Shaw, M. Truffer, H. Corr, L. E. Peters, K. L. Riverman, R. Bindschadler, D. M. Holland, S. Anandakrishnan, Channelized ice melting in the ocean boundary layer beneath Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica. Science, 341, doi:10.1126/science.1239373, 2013.
  • Shaw, W. J., T. P. Stanton, M. G. McPhee, J. H. Morison, and D. G. Martinson, 2009, The Role of the Upper Ocean in the Energy Budget of Arctic Sea Ice During SHEBA, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2008JC004991
  • Stanton, T. P. and L. Ostrovsky, 1998. Observations of highly nonlinear, tidally forced solitons over the continental shelf. GeoPhys. Res. Lett. Vol25, No 14, 2695, 2698.
  • Stanton, T. P., C. S. Law and A. J. Watson, 1998. Physical Evolution of the IRONEX-I Open Ocean Tracer Patch. Deep-Sea Research II, 45, 947-976.
  • Keywords: Ocean turbulence, Polar ocean fluxes, Surface waves, Internal waves, Solitons, Wave breaking, Sediment transport

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