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Marion Alberty

Department: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Faculty Adviser: Sonya Legg
Year of Study:
Undergraduate School: Cornell University
Undergraduate Major: Civil Engineering

Personal Bio

I'm an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. I completed my PhD at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego in 2019. I got interested in oceanography after completing an undergraduate research project where I helped take observations of Cayuga Lake to understand the Lake's circulation. I love that Princeton draws in many engaging speakers and fun events such as concerts, theatre performances, and art shows. In my spare time I love to read and talk about exciting books that I've finished.

Fun Fact

During my PhD I got to participate in several research cruises and one of my favorite parts was working the night shift and getting to stargaze with essentially no light pollution.

Research Pitch

I'm a physical oceanographer, which means I use measurements of the ocean and data from computer models to understand how the ocean moves heat, salt and energy around the world. The ocean is a fundamental part of the climate system and has absorbed 90% of the excess heat the earth has absorbed due to humanity's greenhouse gas emissions. I'm studying how that heat enters and moves around the Arctic Ocean. Where this heat goes in the Arctic Ocean has important impacts on sea ice, ecosystems, region weather, and Arctic communities.

Plans for Summer 2022

Looking for mentee to participate in Summer ReMatch+ program.

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