Joseph Brodie
Coastal environmental modeling; climate change; coastal observation

Cook Campus
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS)

Dr. Brodie is a meteorologist and physical oceanographer with a primary interest in the modeling of the complex coastal environment. His research focuses on using modeling tools to study climate change and working with these tools to further society’s use of renewable energy technologies to reduce its climatic influence. He uses a variety of observations (including lidar, sodar, underwater gliders, and conventional meteorological masts and oceanographic buoys) to study the dynamic coastal environment, with the goal of using these observations to improve modeling. These improved models are used to study and improve the prediction of coastal and atmosphere/ocean processes, such as sea breezes and tropical storms, in addition to better informing the development of offshore wind energy.