Geoffrey Cowles

Associate Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography




SMAST EAST (836 South Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford) 218


1994 Cornell University BS
2001 Princeton University PhD

Research interests

  • Application of numerical methods to problems in fluid and ecosystem dynamics
  • Scheme development focused on implicit time stepping and adaptive methods
  • Sediment transport and near bottom flow
  • Larval dispersal
  • The use of circulation models to improve estimates of fish movement

Research activities

  • ONR. Tidal Flats DRI: An investigation of the inuence of waves on sediment processes in Skagit Bay using an unstructured grid model. (PI: G. Cowles, UMass Dartmouth) $115K. Oct 1, 2010-Sep 30, 2012
  • NSF: CBET. A comprehensive computational framework for analysis and optimization of wave energy converters. $368K (PI: M. Raessi, UMass Dartmouth)
  • NSF: MRI-R2: Acquisition of a heterogeneous terascale shared campus computing facility. $200K (PI: R. Fisher, UMass Dartmouth)

Select publications

Harris, B.P., G.W. Cowles, and K.D.E. Stokesbury (2012).
Surficial sediment stability on Georges Bank, in the Great South Channel and on eastern Nantucket Shoals
Continental Shelf Research, 49, 65-72.

Ji, R., C. Ashjian, R. Campbell, C. Chen, G. Gao, C. Davis, G.W. Cowles, and R.C. Beardsley (2012).
Life history and biogeography of Calanus copepods in the Arctic Ocean: An individual-based modeling study
Progress in Oceanography, 96, 40-56.

Chen, C., H. Huang, R.C. Beardsley, Q. Xu, R. Limeburner, G.W. Cowles, Y. Sun, J. Qi, and H. Lin (2011).
Tidal dynamics in the Gulf of Maine and New England Shelf: An application of FVCOM
Journal of Geophysical Research, 116

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