Dr. Ayal Anis

Dr. Ayal Anis
Associate Professor
Department of Marine Sciences
1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Bld# 3029, Office 354
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA

E-mail: anisa@tamug.edu
Phone: (409) 740-4987
Fax: (409) 740-4786
Website: www.tamug.edu/mars/


Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, Oregon State University, USA 1993.
M.S., Applied Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1984.
B.S., Physics, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1982.


Physical Oceanography

Research Interests:

Mixing processes and turbulence in the surface and bottom boundary layers in the oceans and lakes.
Air-sea interactions and physics of heat and momentum transfer between the atmosphere and the aquatic boundary layer (specifically, convective and surface-wave related processes). Physical Oceanography of coastal regions. Model-aided analysis of the response of lakes/coastal ocean to external forcing.

Courses Taught:

MARS 370:  Coastal Processes (team taught)
MARS 310:  Field Methods in Marine Sciences (team taught)
MARS 410: Introduction to Physical Oceanography
MARS 460: Modern Oceanographic Observational & Analysis Methods (team taught)
PHYS 201, 202: College Physics I and II
PHYS 218: Mechanics
PHYS 208: Electricity and Optics
MASE 310: Engineering Analysis
OCNG 608: Physical Oceanography

Selected Publications:

Anis, A., 2006. Similarity Relationships in the Unstable Aquatic Surface Layer. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L19609, doi:10.1029/2006GL027268.

Anis, A., and G. Singhal, 2006. Mixing in the Surface Boundary Layer of a Tropical Freshwater Reservoir. Journal of Marine Systems, 63, 225-243.

Vernieres, G., A. Anis, R. N. Miller, and L. L. Ehret, 2006: Generalized Inversion of Thermistor-Chain Data and a Layer Model of Lake Kinneret. Ocean Modeling, 12, 112-139.

Gal, G., J. Imberger, T. Zohary, J. Antanucci, A. Anis, and T. Rosenberg (2003). Simulating the thermal dynamics of Lake Kinneret. Ecol. Modelling, 162, 69-86.

Reiss, C. S., A. Anis, J. F. Dower, C. T. Taggart, and B. Ruddick. 2002. Relationships among vertically structured in situ measures of turbulence, larval fish, their feeding success, and copepods on Western Bank, Scotian Shelf. Fish. Oceanogr., 11:3, 156-174.

Ruddick, B., A. Anis, K. Thompson , 2000. Maximum Likelihood Spectral Fitting: The Batchelor Spectrum. J. Atmos. Oceanic. Tech., 17, 1541-1555.

Anis, A., 1998. On the structure of the upper oceanic boundary layer and the impact of surface waves. Physical Processes in Lakes and Oceans, Coastal and Estuarine Studies, 54, 47-60.


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