Estuarine processes, hydrodynamics, remote sensing, tidal analysis

Ed Zaron

Assistant Research Professor



Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, Oregon State University, 1995
B.S. Applied Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College, 1988


Dr. Zaron joins our Department in the summer 2006 as part of Dr. David Jay’s research team, and will work with Dr. Jay on research funded by the NSF, US Army Corps of Engineers and the Bonneville Power Administration. Dr. Zaron’s research has emphasized using inverse methods to validate numerical ocean models and improve their predictive capability. Applications have ranged from scales of tens of kilometers (tidal internal waves) to thousands of kilometers (basin scale general circulation). He is also interested in the dynamical links between small-scale mixing processes and the mesoscale ocean circulation.


Check out all of Dr. Zaron’s research endeavors on his personal faculty page here.


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Zaron, E D

On the observability of bottom topography from measurements of tidal sea surface height Journal Article

In: Ocean Modelling, 102 , pp. 55-63, 2016.


Zaron, E D; deCarvalho, R

Identification and Reduction of Retracker-Related Noise in Altimeter-Derived Sea Surface Height Measurements Journal Article

In: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33 (1), 2016.


Zaron, E D

Properties of non-stationary tides inferred from dual-satellite crossovers Journal Article

In: Journal of Physical Oceanography, submitted , 2015.


Zaron, E D; Fitzpatrick, P J; Cross, S L; Harding, J M; Bub, F L; Wiggert, J D; Ko, D S; Woodard, K; Mooers, C N K

Initial Evaluations of a Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean ocean forecast system in the context of the Deepwater Horizon disaster Journal Article

In: Frontiers of Earth Science, accepted , 2015.

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Zaron, E D; Egbert, G D

Time-Variable Refraction of the Internal Tide at the Hawaiian Ridge Journal Article

In: Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44 (2), pp. 538–557, 2014.

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Zaron, E D; Jay, D A

An Analysis of Secular Change in Tides at Open-Ocean Sites in the Pacific Journal Article

In: Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44 (7), pp. 1704–1726, 2014.

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Devlin, A T; Jay, D A; Talke, S A; Zaron, E D

Can tidal perturbations associated with sea level variations in the western Pacific Ocean be used to understand future effects of tidal evolution? Journal Article

In: Ocean Dynamics, 64 (8), pp. 1093-1120, 2014.

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Chua, B S; Zaron, E D; Xu, L; Baker, N L; Rosmond, T

Recent applications of representer-based variational data assimilation Incollection

In: Park, S; Xu, L (Ed.): Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications, II , pp. 286–301, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2013.

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Matte, P; Jay, D A; Zaron, E D

Adaptation of Classical Tidal Harmonic Analysis to Non-Stationary Tides, with Application to River Tides Journal Article

In: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30 , pp. 569-589, 2013.


Carter, G S; Fringer, O B; Zaron, E D

Regional models of internal tides Journal Article

In: Oceanography, 25 (2), pp. 56–65, 2012.

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