Download as PDF


PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University
Thesis: Wave breaking in high wind speeds and its effect on air-sea gas transfer.
MPhil in Earth and Environmental Sciences
2011 - 2015
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University
MSci in Physical Oceanography
2007 - 2011
Southampton University
Dissertation: On the Upper Ocean Response to Tropical Cyclones - A study based on modeling, remotely sensed and in-situ observations
Postdoctoral Reseacher
2017 - present
French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER), Plouzané, France
Working on the AMICOproject
Graduate Research Fellow
2011 - 2017
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in the City of New York, USA
Worked under supervision of Dr. Christopher Zappa on a variety of projects.
Teaching Assistant
2012 - 2015
Columbia University
Air-Sea Interaction; Introduction to Physical Oceanography; The Climate System; Introduction to Atmospheric Science.
Teaching Assistant
2010 - 2011
Southampton University
Quantitative Earth and Ocean Science.
Research Assistant
2019 - 2010
Hurricane Modeling Lab at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Analyzed ocean model (HYCOM, 3D PWP) output and compared them to satellite data (TMI and AMSR-E, Ssalto/Duacs) and in situ AXBT measurements collected during the Impacts of Typhoons on the Ocean in the Pacific field campaign; oceanographic properties analyzed: sea surface height, sea surface temperature, mixed layer depth, ocean heat content, and currents. Developed storm relative quadrant analysis to quantify asymmetry of response. In charge of automated real-time hurricane tracks KML file generation for in-bedded Google map display on lab website during the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.
Brumer, S.E., C.J. Zappa, B.W. Blomquist , C.W. Fairall, A. Cifuentes-Lorenzen, J.B. Edson, I.M. Brooks, and B.J. Huebert. (2017). Wave-related Reynolds number parameterizations of CO2 and DMS transfer velocities. Geophys. Res. Letters, 44. doi: 10.1002/2017GL074979.[PDF] Blomquist, B.W., S.E. Brumer, C.W. Fairall, B.J. Huebert, C.J. Zappa, I.M. Brooks, M. Yang, L. Bariteau, J. Prytherch, J.E. Hare, H. Czerski, A. Matei and R.W. Pascal (2017). Wind Speed and Sea State Dependencies of Air-Sea Gas Transfer: Results From the High Wind Speed Gas Exchange Study (HiWinGS). J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 2169-9291, doi: 10.1002/2017JC013181.[PDF] Brumer, S.E., C.J. Zappa, I.M. Brooks, H. Tamura, S.M. Brown, B.W. Blomquist, C.W. Fairall, and A. Cifuentes-Lorenzen, 2017: Whitecap Coverage Dependence on Wind and Wave Statistics as Observed during SO GasEx and HiWinGS. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 47, 2211–2235, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0005.1.[PDF] Zappa, C.J., M.L. Banner, R.P. Morison and S.E. Brumer (2016). On the variation of the effective breaking strength in oceanic sea states. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46(7), 2049-2061, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0227.1. [PDF] Brumer S. E., C.J. Zappa, S.P. Anderson and J.P. Dugan (2016). Riverine Skin Temperature Response to Subsurface Processes in Low Wind Speeds, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC010746. [PDF]
</div> -->
In Preparation
Brumer, S.E. et al. Wave breaking and sea state dependence of gas transfer of varying solubility. Brooks I.M., S.E. Brumer et al. A comparison of modelled and observed wave spectra during the High Wind Gas Exchange Study.
Fellowships and Awards
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence
European Commission
For the proposal: Surface Wave Impact on the Air-Sea Carbon Flux
Best oral presentation
Annual Meeting of the American Meteorology Society, Phoenix, USA
For the talk: Observations of whitecaps during HiWinGS, their dependence on wave field and relation to gas transfer velocities
Chevron Student Initiative Fund Award
Columbia University
Grant awarded to establish a Weather Station and Air Quality Monitor at LDEO.
Faculty Fellowship
2010 - 2012
Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Award for incoming PhD students in the Departement of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Programming Skills
OS: Windows, Linux, Unix (Mac, Solaris)
Languages: Matlab, LaTeX, Bash, Perl, kml, Python, Fortran