Peter C. Chu

Distinguished Professor and Chair

Department of Oceanography
Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California 93943, USA

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1985


Office: Spanagel Hall 237




Research Areas

Ocean Analysis and Prediction

Underwater Mine/UxO Mobility and Burial


Model (Scheme) Development

*P-Vector Inverse Model

*Ocean Optimal Spectral Decomposition

*Mine Impact Burial (IMPACT35)

*Underwater Bomb Trajectory (STRIKE35)

* Underwater UxO Burial & Mobility

*Three-Point Sixth-Order Schemes

*First Passage Time for Predictability

*(T,S) Profiling Model

*Finite Volume Ocean Circulation Model



Professional History

Journal Papers

Thesis Supervision


Book Chapters

Google Scholar Citation

Data Published by NOAA

Data of Water Penetration

Technical Reports
Conference (Invited)

Conference (Contributed)

Funded Research
Courses Offerings


Visiting Scholars Sponsored



Teaching Interests

*Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction

*Numerical Modeling

*Ocean Dynamics

*Statistical Data Analysis

*Air-Sea Interaction

*METOC for Warfighter Decision Making

*Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy



Peter is also


Fellow, American Meteorological Society


Chair (2018-2022), UNESCO/IOC Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Program (GTSPP)


Co-Chief Editor (2009-2016) of the

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology


Editor-in-Chief (2009-2015)

Open Remote Sensing Journal


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