Dr. Vladimir KamenkovichDr. Vladimir Kamenkovich

Physical oceanography; ocean circulation

Professor
Department of Marine Science
1020 Balch Blvd.
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-9904

phone: 228-688-3091
fax: 228-688-1121
vladimir.kamenkovich@usm.edu

Education

  • 1954-1957: Graduate: Institute of Oceanology of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Moscow. Russia.
  • 1949-1954: Undergraduate: Moscow State University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics. Major: Fluid Mechanics. Moscow. Russia.

Scientific Degrees

  • 1978. Diploma of Professor in the field of "Geophysics"
  • Diploma of Doctor of Physical-Mathematical Sciences. Title of dissertation: "On problems of nonlinear theory of stationary ocean currents"
  • Diploma of Candidate of Physical-Mathematical Sciences (equivalent to Ph.D.). Title of dissertation: "On the theory of the Antarctic Curcumpolar Current"

Award

  • 1972: Sverdrup Gold Medal. American Meteorological Society

Research Interests

  • Large-scale ocean circulation
  • Coastal dynamics

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 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 to find relevant metrics 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.

Courses

  • 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)

Recent 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.

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.

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.

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., H. Burnett, 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.