James Moum
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Length of service: 
35 years

Moum is a 2014 Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a 2014 recipient of the Henry Stommel Research Award, granted to researchers in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the advancement of the understanding of the dynamics and physics of the ocean. He was honored "for fundamental research on quantifying and modeling vertical mixing in the ocean." An expert in small-scale ocean mixing, Moum works with the Ocean Mixing Group at OSU. His research includes: long-term measurements of mixing at the Equator intended to elucidate mixing's role in seasonal and interannual variations in equatorial surface temperatures; studies of giant nonlinear internal waves; exploring form drag in the ocean (analogous to atmospheric mountain drag which extracts momentum from the atmosphere's boundary layer) so this phenomenon can be incorporated into ocean circulation models.