David Schwab

David Schwab

Contact

  • Computer & Math Sr. Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center
  • PhD, Oceanic Science, University of Michigan, 1981
  • MS, Physics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1974
  • BS, Applied Mathematics and Physics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1972

Research Interests

My research has centered on geophysical fluid dynamics problems in the Great Lakes and other shallow enclosed seas. This has included theoretical, numerical, and observational investigations of circulation, thermal structure, seiches, storm surges, wind waves, and air-sea interaction. Current research involves numerical modeling of three-dimensional lake-scale circulation, thermal structure, and biological-physical interactions.

Specialties

  • Hydrodynamic modeling of the Great Lakes and other coastal regions including theoretical, numerical, and observational investigations of circulation, thermal structure, seiches, storm surges, wind waves, and air-sea interaction
  • Applications of hydrodynamic modeling to water quality problems, including transport of bacteria from tributary sources to swimming beaches and predictive tracking of algal blooms