Miles Sundermeyer


SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences




School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 110A


1991University of CaliforniaB.A.
1995Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySc.M.
1998Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPh.D




Research interests

  • Small-scale vertical and horizontal mixing processes
  • Dye release and Lagrangian drifter studies
  • Numerical modeling of two- and three-dimensional turbulent flows
  • Numerical modeling of physical and biological interactions


Research Activities

  • Collaborative Research: LIDAR Studies of Lateral Dispersion in the Seasonal Pycnocline
  • LIDAR and Numerical Modeling Studies of Small-Scale Lateral Dispersion in the Ocean
  • High-resolution mapping of dye release experiments using airborne LIDAR
  • Laboratory studies of stirring by small-scale geostrophic motions
  • Numerical simulations of stirring by the relaxation of diapycnal mixing events

Select publications

Brunner-Suzuki, A.-M.E.G, M.A. Sundermeyer, M.P. Lelong (2014).
The vortical mode, internal waves, and inverse energy cascade
Journal of Physical Oceanography

Radlinski, M. K., M. A. Sundermeyer, J. J. Bisagni, and S. X. Cadrin (2013).
Spatial and temporal distribution of Atlantic mackerel, Scomber scombrus, along the northeast coast of the United States
ICES Journal of Marine Science, 70(6), 1151-1161.

Brunner-Suzuki, A-M. E. G., M. A. Sundermeyer, and M.P. Lelong (2012).
Vortex stability in a large-scale internal wave shear
Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 1668-1683.

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