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Maarten Buijsman

Dr. Maarten Buijsman

Associate Professor


Maarten Buijsman is an Associate Professor Physical Oceanography at the Division of Marine Science at Stennis Space Center. He has an MS in Civil Engineering from the Delft University of Technology and a PhD in Physical Oceanography from Utrecht University. His research interests are the propagation and dissipation of surface tides and internal waves, estuarine circulation and sediment transport, numerical model simulations and observations.

His group comprises: graduate students Harpreet Kaur (PhD), Oladeji Siyanbola (PhD), Bryce Melzer (PhD), Cameron Heckman (MS), and postdocs Keshav Raja and Miguel Solano.

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  • PHD - Utrecht University (2007)
  • MS - Delft university (1997)

MAR461 Physical Oceanography
MAR561+L Physical Oceanography
MAR660+L Physical Oceanography
MAR367 Waves and Tides
MAR667 Waves and Tides

  • On the interplay between horizontal resolution and wave drag and their effect on tidal baroclinic mode waves in realistic global ocean simulations, Ocean Modelling , 2020,
  • Long lived second mode internal solitary waves in the Andaman Sea, Nature Scientific Reports, 2020,
  • Internal Gravity Waves, Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Third Edition), 2019,
  • Deep-ocean mixing driven by small-scale internal tides, Nature communications, 2019
  • Improving surface tidal accuracy through two-way nesting in a global ocean model, Ocean Modelling, 2019
  • Response of a vulnerable barrier island to multi-year storm impacts: LiDAR-data-inferred morphodynamic changes on Ship Island, Mississippi, USA, Geomorphology, 2018
  • Semidiurnal internal tide incoherence in the equatorial Pacific, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 2017, 10.1002/2016JC012590
  • Impact of parameterized internal wave drag on the semidiurnal energy balance in a global ocean circulation model, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 2016
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Areas of Expertise

Ocean modelling. Tides. Internal waves. Ocean mixing. Coastal and estuarine sediment transport