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Jhon Mojica Moncada
Physical Oceanographer Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, University of Barcelona
I got my PhD working on strategies of processing and spectral analysis of seismic data, to study dynamic processes in physical oceanography; I received the dissertation awarded Cum Laude. I was working as a physical oceanographer in the Institute of Marine Science (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona before joining NYUAD. Focus on mesoscale ocean dynamics, gathering data on observations of processes and structures as internal waves, instabilities, turbulence, and mixing with different kind of systems, as CTD, XCTD, XBT, ADCP, and Moorings among others; and the Multichannel Seismic (MCS) System, as a new oceanographic acoustic technique used in Seismic Oceanography (SO).
At the CSLC of NYUAD, my research work focuses on ocean dynamics in polar regions and interactions with ice shelves. I’m particularly interested in characterizing the oceanic circulation in polar areas at multiple scales and in better understanding the mixing and diffusion processes and their temporal and spatial variability in the Arctic Fjords and the Amundsen sea ice shelves.
My research interests include oceanography, climate change, polar areas, Antarctic, Greenland, sea level.