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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 AMICO project
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
  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
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
CNES postdoctoral fellowhip
Centre National d'Études spatiales
For the project: Measuring waves in coastal seas and modeling their impact in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system.
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