Ryan Abernathey

Ryan Abernathey

Research Interest


Ryan is a computational physical oceanographer who leads the Ocean Transport Group, whose mission is to advance scientific understanding of how stuff moves around the ocean and how this transport influences Earth’s large-scale climate and ecosystems. This research involves working with satellite data, numerical simulations, and observational datasets. Ryan is an enthusiastic advocate for open source scientific software and is an active contributor the the Pangeo Project, a community platform for Big Data geoscience.


2004: B.A. in Physics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, USA

2012: Ph.D. in Climate Physics and Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA