Alexander G. López
At heart, I am a physical oceanographer; yet in such an interdisciplinary field as oceanography most research requires knowledge in all natural science branches. My research interests lie in the carbon cycle on continental shelves, namely within the Gulf of Maine and the Mid-Atlantic Bight. I use observational data collected from buoys and satellites, as well as ROMS output, to both enhance the model and to shed light on the complex carbon dynamics. My work with ROMS entails analyzing previously established output, as well as collaborating in the setup of new models for use as both hindcast and forecast. My work as a modeler is not the classic "high seas expedition" one might assume every oceanographer lives, yet it is both fulfilling and rewarding to contribute to science on this new forefront of discovery. For all those considering oceanography as a career, remember that science is ever-changing and always in need of enthusiastic up-and-comers.
I was born and raised in New Jersey, with the ocean playing an integral part in my youth. I attended The College of New Jersey and earned a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. However as a promoter of lifelong learning I could not simply leave higher education, so I sought more knowledge and I came to Rutgers University. Now in my third year of Oceanography, I work towards a terminal degree so that I may then unearth new knowledge while spreading it as well.
- 2010, BS Physics, The College of New Jersey
- 2011, MAT, The College of New Jersey
- since 2011 - PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Oceanography, Rutgers University