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Mark Bourassa

Mark Bourassa

Associate Professor, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University

Phone: (850) 645-4788

Fax: (850) 644-4841

Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS), Florida State University
2035 E. Paul Dirac Dr., 200 RM Johnson Bldg., Room 234
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2840
(850) 644-6923



Ph.D. Purdue University 1993

Research Interests:

I am particularly fond of using in situ and remotely sensed observations, combined with models of the atmospheric boundary-layer, to better understand air/sea interaction and the surface characteristics to which a scatterometer responds.

Publications List:

  • Bourassa, M. A., 2006, Satellite-based observations of surface turbulent stress during severe weather, Atmosphere - Ocean Interactions, Vol. 2., ed., W. Perrie, Wessex Institute of Technology Press, Southampton, UK, 35: 52 pp.
  • Bourassa, M. A., 2004: An Improved Seastate Dependency For Surface Stress Derived from In Situ and Remotely Sensed Winds. Advances in Space Res., 33(7), 1136-1142.
  • Bourassa, M. A., R. Romero, S. R. Smith, and J. J. O’Brien, 2005: A new FSU winds climatology, J. Clim., 18, 3,692–3,704.
  • Gierach, M. M., M. A. Bourassa, P. Cunningham, P. Reasor, and J. J. O'Brien, 2007: Vorticity-Based Detection of Tropical Cyclogenesis. J. Appl. Meteor. Clim., 46, 1214–1229.
  • Kara, A. B., A. J. Wallcraft, and M. A. Bourassa, 2008: Air-Sea Stability Effects on the 10m Winds Over the Global Ocean: Evaluations of Air-Sea Flux Algorithms. J. Geophys. Res., 113, C04009, doi:10.1029/2007JC004324.
  • Morey, S. L., M. A. Bourassa, D. S. Dukhovskoy, and J. J. O’Brien, 2006: Modeling studies of the upper ocean response to a tropical storm. Ocean Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s10236-006-0085-y.