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John Warner, PhD

John Warner is a research oceanographer with the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics Group in the US Geological Survey. He has worked for the USGS for over 20 years and focuses on coastal ocean processes with an emphasis on sediment transport using field observations and numerical modeling. He is the lead developer of an open-source and community developed Coupled-Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment Transport (COAWST) numerical modeling system, which has evolved over two decades to combine publicly developed ocean, wave, atmosphere, and sediment models.

I have been working in the field of numerical modeling for estuarine, coastal, and sediment transport processes for over 25 years. I specialize in the development of coupled modeling systems that allow interaction between individual earth system model components. These advancements have led to greater understanding of physical connections between the ocean, waves, and the atmosphere.