Affiliation and Contact Information:
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2945

Phone: (734) 741-2120
email: david.schwab@noaa.gov

Fields of Specialization and Research Interests:
Specialized in geophysical fluid dynamics problems in the Great Lakes and other shallow enclosed seas including theoretical, numerical, and observational investigations of circulation, thermal structure, seiches, storm surges, wind waves, and air-sea interaction. Current research interest - Numerical modeling of three-dimensional lake-scale circulation and thermal structure.

Ph.D.,  University of Michigan, 1981, Oceanic Science
M.S.,   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1974, Physics
B.S.,    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1972, Applied Mathematics and Physics

Recent Sponsored Research:
EEGLE - Hydrodynamic Modeling Program (NSF-NOAA) http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/eegle
Hydrodynamic Modeling in Lake Michigan Mass Balance Project (EPA) http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/lmmb/hydro.html
GLFS - Great Lakes Forecasting System (NOAA COP)

Selected Publications:
Schwab, D.J. and K.W. Bedford, 1998. Great Lakes Forecasting. In Coastal Ocean Prediction (ed. C. Mooers), Amer. Geophys. Union Coastal and Estuarine Studies. (in press)

Schwab, D.J. and D. Beletsky, 1998. Propagation of Kelvin Waves Along Irregular Coastlines in Finite-difference Models. Advances in Water Resources (in press).

Beletsky, D., O'Connor, W.P., Schwab, D.J., and D.E. Dietrich, 1997. Numerical simulation of internal Kelvin waves and coastal upwelling fronts. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 27(7), 1197-1215.

Eadie, B.J., D.J. Schwab, G.A. Leshkevich, T.H. Johengen, R.A. Assel, N. Hawley, R.E. Holland, M.B. Lansing, P. Lavrentyev, G.S. Miller, N.R. Morehead, J.A. Robbins, and P.L. Van Hoof, 1996. Recurrent Coastal Plume in Southern Lake Michigan. EOS, Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union.,77(35), 337-338.

Schwab, D.J., O'Connor, W.P., and G.L. Mellor, 1995. On the net cyclonic circulation in large stratified lakes. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 25(6), 1516-1520.

Schwab, D.J. and K.W. Bedford, 1994. Initial implementation of the Great Lakes Forecasting System: a real-time system for predicting lake circulation and thermal structure. Water Poll. Res. J. Can., 29(2&3), 203-220.

Last updated June 25, 1998