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Graduate Student

Gary Grunseich

M.S. Candidate
Satellite Oceanography
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of South Carolina
701 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208


Contact Information:
phone: Tel/Fax: (803) 777-4529
email: ggrunseich@geol.sc.edu

Office: EWS 508

Gary Grunseich

Education:

  • August, 2012-Present: Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.
  • August, 2012: M.S. Geological Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia,SC
  • May, 2010: B.S. Atmospheric Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Research Interests:

  • Understanding surface ocean dynamics using satellite observations, in situ observations, and model simulations.
  • Air-Sea interactions over the tropical oceans.
  • Sea surface salinity measurements from SMOS and Aquarius satellite missions.
  • The implications of long term and short term climate variations on salinity variability in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2012: Stephen F. Taber Outstanding Masters Research Award
  • Aug 2011 - Aug 2012: NASA South Carolina Space Grant Graduate Fellowship
Professional Experience:
  • Summer 2010: Graduate Research Assistant
  • Fall 2010: Teaching Assistant for Environment of the Earth (GEOL 103)
  • Spring 2011: Teaching Assistant for Environment of the Earth (GEOL 103)
  • Summer 2011: Graduate Research Assistant
  • Fall 2011: Teaching Assistant for Environment of the Earth (GEOL 103)
  • Spring 2012: Curator for Environment of the Earth (GEOL 103)

Refereed Publications:

  • Grunseich, G.,and B. Subrahmanyam(2012). Detection of the Madden-Julian Oscillation from Satellite Altimetry, IEEE Geo. and Remote. Sens. Letts., (in review)
  • Subrahmanyam, B, G. Grunseich, and E.S. Nyadjro (2012) Preliminary SMOS salinity measurements and validation in the Indian Ocean EEE Transcations Geoscience and Remote Sensing, (in press).
  • Grunseich, G., B. Subrahmanyam, V.S.N. Murty, B.S. Giese (2011) Sea Surface Salinity Variability during the Indian Ocean Dipole and ENSO Events in the Tropical Indian Ocean. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, doi:10.1029/2011JC007456.
  • Grunseich, G., B. Subrahmanyam, and A. Arguez (2011), Influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on sea surface salinity in the Indian Ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL049047.

Conference Presentations:

  • Grunseich, G., and B. Subrahmanyam, 2011: Validation of SMOS salinity data and its applications to Indian Ocean climate events, Oceans 2011 MTS/IEEE Kona, Kona, HI.

Additional Presentations:

  • Grunseich, G., B. Subrahmanyam, V.S.N. Murty, B.S. Giese (2011) Sea Surface Salinity Variability during the Indian Ocean Dipole and ENSO Events in the Tropical Indian Ocean. The Graduate School of USC's Graduate Student Day, Columbia, SC.
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