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 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


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

Select publications

Ko, D.S., A. Warn-Varnas and A. Gangopadhyay (2014).
Tidal interference in South China Sea

Soutelino, R.G., A. Gangopadhyay, and I.C.A. da Silveira (2013).
The roles of topography and vertical shear on the eddy formation near the site of origin of the Brazil Current
, 70, 46-60.

Gangopadhyay, A., N. Bharath Raj, A. Chaudhuri, M.T. Babu and D. Sengupta (2013).
On the nature of meandering od the springtime western boundary current in the Bay of Bengal
, 40, 1-6.

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