Professor, Meteorology

BSFlorida State University, Meteorology
MSFlorida State University, Physical Oceanography
PhDUniversity of Virginia, Environmental Science

Selected Publications

The California Current: A Pacific Ecosystem and Its Fliers, Divers and Swimmers.  University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

The Billfish Story: Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other Gladiators of the Sea. University of Georgia Press, 2013.

Fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks: The Complete Guide to Catching More Fish from Surf, Pier, Sound and Ocean. University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the Atlantic. University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

The Science of Fly Fishing. University of Virginia Press, 2003

Articles in Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, Journal of Atmospheric Science, Water Resources Research, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of College Science Teaching, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Geological Education, Boundary Layer Meteorology.


Management of Marine Resources
The Gulf Stream
Broadcast Meteorology
Quantitative Methods in Geology

Research Interests

The transport of Saharan dust aerosols over the Atlantic as the result of atmospheric forcing.

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