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Kurt Rosenberger Joins the Western Coastal and Marine Geology Team

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Kurt Rosenberger
Above: Kurt Rosenberger during fieldwork off Palos Verdes in southern California. [larger version]

Kurt Rosenberger, a physical and geological oceanographer, has recently joined the Western Coastal and Marine Geology team in Menlo Park, CA. Kurt received his M.S. in geological oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. For his Master's thesis, Kurt analyzed current-meter data to investigate physical processes governing the exchange of water between Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound—information important for computer models used to predict how the bay will respond to environmental or manmade changes. After receiving his Master's degree, Kurt became an oceanographer at the Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) office in Newport, RI, where he was involved in numerous coastal-monitoring programs around the United States, including a collaborative project between the USGS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and SAIC to study contaminated sediment off Palos Verdes, CA. Kurt has extensive experience in:

  • using moored instruments and various sea-floor-characterization techniques (such as sidescan sonar and sediment coring) to study sediment transport,
  • managing oceanographic and geologic data, and
  • programming in Matlab.

At the USGS, Kurt will work with Chris Sherwood, Jingping Xu, Marlene Noble, Joanne Thede Ferreira, Anne Gartner, and many of the marine-facilities experts in both Redwood City, CA, and Woods Hole, MA. Kurt is already planning a trip to the USGS Woods Hole Science Center to meet with Marinna Martini, Fran Lightsom, and others to build upon his knowledge of oceanographic-data-analysis techniques.

Please come by Room 1209 in Menlo Park and welcome Kurt to the USGS.

Related Web Sites
Western Coastal and Marine Geology
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Santa Cruz & Menlo Park, CA

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