Christopher J. Zappa

Lamont Associate Research Professor
Christopher J. Zappa
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Ocean and Climate Physics
204E Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US

Phone: 

(845) 365-8547

Fax: 

(845) 365-8157

Fields of interest: 

Air-sea interaction, wave dynamics and wave breaking, effect of near-surface turbulence on heat, gas, and momentum transport, infrared remote sensing, upper-ocean processes, coastal and estuarine processes.
Education
List of Degrees from highest to lowest
Ph.D.
University of Washington
1999
M.S.E.
University of Washington
1994
B.S.M.E.
Columbia University
1992
Disciplines

Primary Discipline: 

Secondary Discipline: 

Other Disciplines: 

Alejandro Cifuentes-Lorenzen, University of Connecticut
Yong Zhao, Yale University
Selected Publications:
Tidal and atmospheric influences on near-surface turbulence in an estuary, Orton, P.M.; Zappa, C.J.; McGillis, W.R. Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume: 115 (2010) 10.1029/2010JC006312
Sea breeze forcing of estuary turbulence and CO2 exchange, Orton, P.M.; McGillis, W.R.; Zappa, C.J. Geophysical Research Letters, Volume: 37 (2010) 10.1029/2010GL043159
Rain-induced turbulence and air-sea gas transfer, Zappa, C. J.; Ho, D. T.; McGillis, W. R.; Banner, M. L.; Dacey, J. W. H.; Bliven, L. F.; Ma, B.; Nystuen, J. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans Jul 9, Volume: 114 p.: - (2009) Doi 10.1029/2008jc005008
Retrieval of short ocean wave slope using polarimetric imaging, Zappa, C. J.; Banner, M. L.; Schultz, H.; Corrada-Emmanuel, A.; Wolff, L. B.; Yalcin, J. Measurement Science & Technology May, Volume: 19, Issue: 5 p.: - (2008) Doi 10.1088/0957-0233/19/5/055503
Environmental turbulent mixing controls on air-water gas exchange in marine and aquatic systems, Zappa, C. J.; McGillis, W. R.; Raymond, P. A.; Edson, J. B.; Hintsa, E. J.; Zemmelink, H. J.; Dacey, J. W. H.; Ho, D. T. Geophysical Research Letters May 17, Volume: 34, Issue: 10 p.: - (2007) Doi 10.1029/2006gl028790
Sea surface temperature signatures of oceanic internal waves in low winds, Farrar, J. T.; Zappa, C. J.; Weller, R. A.; Jessup, A. T. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans Jun 20, Volume: 112, Issue: C6 p.: - (2007) Doi 10.1029/2006jc003947
High-resolution airborne infrared measurements of ocean skin temperature, Zappa, C. J.; Jessup, A. T. Ieee Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters Apr, Volume: 2, Issue: 2 p.: 146-150 (2005) Doi 10.1109/Lgrs.2004.841629
Air-sea CO2 exchange in the equatorial Pacific, McGillis, W. R.; Edson, J. B.; Zappa, C. J.; Ware, J. D.; McKenna, S. P.; Terray, E. A.; Hare, J. E.; Fairall, C. W.; Drennan, W.; Donelan, M.; DeGrandpre, M. D.; Wanninkhof, R.; Feely, R. A. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans Aug 28, Volume: 109, Issue: C8 p.: - (2004) Doi 10.1029/2003jc002256
Influence of rain on air-sea gas exchange: Lessons from a model ocean, Ho, D. T.; Zappa, C. J.; McGillis, W. R.; Bliven, L. F.; Ward, B.; Dacey, J. W. H.; Schlosser, P.; Hendricks, M. B. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans Jul 1, Volume: 109, Issue: C8 p.: - (2004) Doi 10.1029/2003jc001806
Microbreaking and the enhancement of air-water transfer velocity, Zappa, C. J.; Asher, W. E.; Jessup, A. T.; Klinke, J.; Long, S. R. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans Aug 27, Volume: 109, Issue: C8 p.: - (2004) Doi 10.1029/2003jc001897
Variation in surface turbulence and the gas transfer velocity over a tidal cycle in a macro-tidal estuary, Zappa, C. J.; Raymond, P. A.; Terray, E. A.; McGillis, W. R. Estuaries Dec, Volume: 26, Issue: 6 p.: 1401-1415 (2003)