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UC Santa Barbara
Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
Department of Geography
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Tommy Dickey

Mailing Address:
Department of Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060

1629 Ellison Hall

Research Interests:
Atmosphere-ocean interactions and upper ocean mixing, turbulence and internal waves, bio-optics, biogeochemistry, and biological-physical interactions
PhD, Princeton University (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics), 1977
MA, Princeton University (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics)
MS, Stevens Institute of Technology (Physics)
BA, Ohio University (Math)
BS, Ohio University (Physics)
Courses Taught:
3A, Oceans and Atmospheres
160, Regional Oceanography Around the World
249, Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics
261, Ocean Optics
263, Physical Oceanography
264, Seminar in Oceanography
265, Ocean Waves
595, Seminar in Marine Sciences
Tommy is the principle investigator of the Ocean Physics Laboratory at UCSB. He is a faculty member in both the Department of Geography and the Graduate Program in Marine Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Tommy is one of just 12 ocean scientists to become a Secretary of the Navy/Chief of Naval Operations Chair of Oceanographic Sciences since the inception of the program in 1984 when the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), John Lehman, and the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral James Watkins, developed a program to reinvigorate Naval oceanography.
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