Avijit Gangopadhyay


SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences




School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 230


1979Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, IndiaB.Tech. Naval Architecture
1981Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, IndiaM.Tech. Applied Mechanics
1990University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RIPh.D. Ocean Engineering


Research Activities

  • Coastal operational ocean modeling (western North Atlantic (MARCOOS), Brazil Current system, Trinidad-North Brazil Current ring region, Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank)
  • Basin-scale circulation modeling to understand the North Atlantic Oscillation and its impact on the Gulf Stream, the Gulf of Maine and the ecosystem
  • Synthesis of multi-scale, multi-disciplinary data sets from satellite and in-situ observations with numerical models in different parts of the world ocean
  • Recent Changes in Shelfbreak Exchange on the New England Shelf: Process-Oriented Observations of Salinity Maximum Intrusions, Funded by NSF (08/2019--07/2022).


Research Interests

  • Ocean circulation and numerical modeling
  • Applying mesoscale and finer resolution models for operational synoptic ocean forecasting
  • Understanding the multi-scale response of ecosystems to multi-scale climatic forcing using innovative basin-scale modeling and data-model assimilation and synthesis approaches

Select publications

Gangopadhyay, A., G. Gawarkiewicz, N. Etige, M. Monim and J. Clark (2019).
An Observed Regime Shift in the Formation of Warm Core Rings from the Gulf Stream
Scientific Reports, 9

Shee, A., Sil, S., Gangopadhyay, A., Gawarkiewicz, G., & Ravichandran, M (2019).
Seasonal evolution of oceanic upper layer processes in the northern Bay of Bengal following a single Argo float
Geophysical Research Letters, 46

Gawarkiewicz, G., R.E. Todd, W. Zhang, J. Partida, A. Gangopadhyay, M.-U.-H. Monim, P. Fratantoni, A. Malek Mercer, and M. Dent. (2018).
The changing nature of shelf-break exchange revealed by the OOI Pioneer Array
Oceanography, 31(1):, 60–7.

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