Wendell Brown


SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences




School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 229


1965Brown UniversityB.S.
1967Brown UniversityM.S.
1971Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPh.D




Research interests

  • Storm-forced and internal wave dynamics in the Gulf of Maine and southern New England Bight
  • Estuarine circulation
  • Design and construction of coastal ocean observing systems


Research Activities

  • The response of the Gulf of Maine and adjacent coastal ocean to winter storm meteorological and tidal forcing
  • Evolution and dynamics of the winter mixed layer
  • Formation of Maine Intermediate Water in Wilkinson and Jordan Basins
  • Dynamics of the exchange mechanisms that link the coast with the deeper adjacent ocean
  • Investigating the kinematics and dynamics of transient tidal eddy-like structures east of Cape Cod with a variety of observations

Select publications

Brown, W.S., and G. M. Marques (2012).
Transient tidal eddy motion in the western Gulf of Maine, part 1: Primary structure
Cont. Shelf Res

Marques, G., and W.S. Brown (2012).
Tidal eddy motions in the western Gulf of Maine, part 2: Secondary flow
Cont. Shelf Res.

Brown, W.S. (2011).
Winter variability in the western Gulf of Maine, Part 1: Internal tides
Dynam. Atmos. Oceans, 42, 224-249.

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