About the Author
David Dietrich, PhD, is a leading scientist in geophysical fluid dynamics and has over 50 publications in modeling ocean and engineering flows, including applications of his internationally used DieCAST ocean flow model. He has done work all over the world, including a number of projects with the US Navy. Malcolm Bowman is Professor of Physical Oceanography and Distinguished Service Professor at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. He is the Founding Director of the Stony Brook Storm Surge Research Group, President of the Stony Brook Environmental Conservancy, a Distinguished Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and a Director of the Environmental Defence Society (NZ). He served on NY Mayor Bloomberg's Panel on Climate Change, which advises the City on how best to protect the city against the threats of climate change and rising sea levels. Konstantin A. Korotenko is a Research Professor of Physical Oceanography at the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He researches ocean dynamics and turbulence and pollution transport in the ocean. His works published in international journals are devoted to circulation and environmental problems of the Adriatic, Baltic, Black, Caspian seas and the Gulf of Mexico. He is an executive board member of the Moscow Physical Society, American Geophysical Union and an expert of the Fulbright Scholarship Program. Hamish Bowman is a research scientist at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, where he runs the Geophysics Research Laboratory and curates its computational computing cluster. He is a core member of the GRASS GIS Development Team, specializing in cartographic programming and the efficient processing of large data arrays.