Dr. Vladimir Kamenkovich

Professor Emeritus

I am primarily interested in process oriented studies. In my research I am using both analytical and numerical methods of investigations. Currently I am working on the following two projects:

I. Physical processes controlling the water, heat, and salt exchange between the Pacific and Indian Oceans The basic tool: A regional model based on the Princeton Ocean Model.

II. Model skill assessment based on the comparison of observed and simulated data. The main question is how to use the observed data for a model validation. Different numerical models are analyzed.

III. The interaction of wind waves and wind-driven currents in the near shore
region of the Mississippi Bight during storms.

  • Large-scale ocean circulation
  • Coastal dynamics

 

Courses

  • Waves and Tides (MAR 367)
  • Introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics (MAR 671)
  • Ocean dynamics(MAR 663)
  • Turbulence (MAR 664)
  • Advanced ocean dynamics (MAR 672)
  • Numerical modeling of ocean currents Together with Dr. D.A. Nechaev (MAR 761)

 

Selected Publications

Kamenkovich, V. M., D. A. Nechaev, 2009: On the time-splitting scheme used
in the Princeton Ocean Model. J. Comput. Physics, vol. 228, 2874-2905.

Kamenkovich, V. M., K. T. A. O'Driscoll, D. A. Nechaev, 2009: Dynamics of
the Indonesian Seas circulation. Part II - The role of pressure head. J. Mar. Res.,
vol. 67, 159-184.

O'Driscoll, K. T. A., V. M. Kamenkovich, 2009: Dynamics of the Indonesian
Seas circulation. Part I - The influence of bottom topography on temperature
and salinity distributions. J. Mar. Res., vol. 67, 119-157.

Vinogradova, N., S. Vinogradov, D. Nechaev, V. Kamenkovich , A. Blumberg, Q. Ahsan, and H. Li, 2006: Evaluation of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Littoral Initiative model based on the observed temperature and salinity in the Mississippi Bight. Mar. Technol. Soc. Journal, 39, No 2, 25-38.

Vinogradov, S., N. Vinogradova, V.Kamenkovich , D. Nechaev, 2004: Temperature and salinity variability in the Mississippi Bight. Mar. Technol. Soc. Journal, 38, No 1, 52-60.

Burnett, W. H., V. M. Kamenkovich , A. L. Gordon, G. L. Mellor, 2003: The Pacific/Indian Ocean pressure difference and its influence on the Indonesian seas circulation: Part I - The study with specified total transports. J. Mar. Res. 61, No 5, 577-611.

Kamenkovich, V. M. , Burnett, W. H., A. L. Gordon, G. L. Mellor, 2003: The Pacific/Indian Ocean pressure difference and its influence on the Indonesian seas circulation: Part II - The study with specified sea-surface heights. J. Mar. Res. 61, No 5, 613-634.

 

Personal Web Page
http://ocean.otr.usm.edu/~w300059/