Julius Busecke


LDEO/Columbia 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 Candidate - Physical Oceanography
Columbia University

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


NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Outstanding Student Presentation Award
Ocean Science Meeting - Honolulu, 2014

Antarctica Service Medal


Gordon, A. L., C. F. Giulivi, J. Busecke, and F. M. Bingham (2015), Differences among subtropical surface salinity patterns, Oceanography, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2015.02.

Gordon, A. L., B. A. Huber, and J. Busecke (2015), Bottom water export from the western Ross Sea, 2007 through 2010, GRL, doi:10.1002/2015GL064457.

Busecke, J., A. L. Gordon, Z. Li, F. M. Bingham, and J. Font (2014), Subtropical surface layer salinity budget and the role of mesoscale turbulence, JGR: Oceans , doi:10.1002/2013JC009715.

Bingham, F. M., J. Busecke, A. L. Gordon, C. F. Giulivi, and Z. Li (2014), The North Atlantic subtropical surface salinity maximum as observed by Aquarius, JGR: Oceans, doi:10.1002/2014JC009825.

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