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Robert Weisberg

Robert Weisberg

Distinguished University Professor, Physical Oceanography, University of South Florida

Phone: (727) 553-1568

University of South Florida, College of Marine Science,
140 7th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 3370



Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 1975

Research Interests:

Dr. Weisberg is an experimental physical oceanographer engaged in ocean circulation and ocean-atmosphere interaction studies in the tropics, on continental shelves, and in estuaries. His research presently emphasizes the West Florida Continental Shelf (WFS) and the interactions that occur between the shelf and the deep-ocean and between the shelf and the estuaries.

Publications List:

Weisberg, R.H. and R. He (2003). Local and deep-ocean forcing contributions to anomalous water properties on the West Florida Shelf. J. Geophys. Res., 108, C6, 15, doi:10.1029/2002JC001407.

Weisberg, R.H., R. He, Y. Liu, and J.I. Virmani (2005). West Florida shelf circulation on synoptic, seasonal, and inter-annual time scales, in Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico, W. Sturges and A. Lugo-Fernandez, eds., AGU monograph series, Geophysical Monograph 161, 325-347.

Weisberg, R.H. and L. Zheng (2006). Circulation of Tampa Bay driven by buoyancy, tides, and winds, as simulated using a finite volume coastal ocean model. J. Geophys. Res., 111, C01005, doi:10.1029/2005JC003067.

Virmani, J. I., and R. H. Weisberg (2006), The 2005 hurricane season: An echo of the past or a harbinger of the future?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L05707, doi:10.1029/2005GL025517.

Weisberg, R.H. and L. Zheng (2006). A simulation of the hurricane Charley storm surge and its breach of North Captiva Island, Florida Scientist, 69, 152-165