Academics: Faculty

Monica Stephens Cooley, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics

Educational Background:
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University
Sc.M. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University
B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Spelman College

Research Interests:

General: Geophysical fluid dynamics, physical oceanography, numerical solutions of PDEs Specific: Air/sea/seaice interactions, ocean mixed-layer dynamics, decadal thermocline variability, climate change.

Selected Publication(s):

Stephens, M., Z. Liu and H. Yang (2001), Evolution of subduction planetary waves with application to North Pacific decadal thermocline variability, Journal of Physical Oceanography, vol. 31, pp.1733-1746.

Stephens, M. and Z. Liu (2001), The response of the upper ocean to surface buoyancy forcing: A characteristic solution to wave propagation , Contemporary Mathematics: Council for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences: Vol III, vol. 275., Ed. A. Noel, E. Barnes and S. Stephens, pp. 117-128.

Stephens, M., R. Oglesby, and M. Maxey (2003), A one-dimensional mixed-layer ocean model for use in three-dimensional climate simulations: Control simulation compared to observations, Journal of Climate, (accepted).

Oglesby, R., M. Stephens and B. Saltzman (2003) , The influence of ocean thermocline temperatures on the earth's surface climate, Journal of Climate (accepted).