Julius Busecke


Princeton University

About Me

The ocean plays a crucial role in the global climate by transporting enormous amounts of heat, freshwater and other tracers on a large range of spatial and temporal scales.
As part of the NASA-SPURS program I am interested in the character and variability of these transports and their relevance to the global climate system specifically with respect to the transport of freshwater. I use a combination of in situ data, remote sensing products and numerical model output to quantify the influence of mesoscale eddies on near surface mixing and their importance for the global surface salinity which is inherently tied to the global freshwater cycle.
My research is currently supported by the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship.

Areas of interest

Ocean Salinity, Global Hydrological cycle, Mesoscale Eddies, Mixing, Shallow overturning circulation


PhD - Physical Oceanography
Columbia University

BSc - Physics of the Earth System
Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany


Outstanding Student Paper Award
AGU Fall Meeting - San Francisco, 2016

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Outstanding Student Paper Award
Ocean Science Meeting - Honolulu, 2014

Antarctica Service Medal