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Raffaele Ferrari

Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Oceanography, Chair of the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate

Raffaele Ferrari studies the circulation of the ocean, its impact on present and past climates, and its role on shaping biological productivity. His group combines observations, theory and numerical models to investigate the physics of the ocean and atmosphere from scales of centimeters to thousand of kilometers.

Ferrari has Ph.D.s in Oceanography (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2000) and Fluid Dynamics (Politecnico di Torino, 1999). Before joining the faculty in 2002 he spent time as a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Since 2012 Ferrari has been Chair of the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate.


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Scripps Cody Award (2016 | Moore Distinguished Scholar, Caltech (2012) | Breene M. Kerr Professorship, MIT (2011-Present) | Cecil and Ida Green Professorship, MIT (2007- 2011) | Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award, American Meteorological Society (2007) | Killian and Lee Scholar Award, MIT (2004) | Victor P. Starr Career Development Chair, MIT (2003) | Woods Hole Postdoctoral Scholarship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2000) | Woods Hole Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1999) | Fulbright Fellowship, U.S. Department of State (1995)

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e: raffaele@MIT.EDU




Ph.D., Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2000
Ph.D., Fluid Dynamics, Politecnico di Torino, 1999
M.S. & B.S., Physics Universita’ di Torino, 1994

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