Ayal Anis, Ph.D.

Dr. Anis

Part-time Faculty

Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Email: Anisa@tamug.edu
Phone: (409)740-4987
Fax: (409)740-4786

Research Interests

Small-scale physical processes, such as turbulence, in oceans and lakes.
Mixing processes in the surface and bottom boundary layers in 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 regions to external (atmospheric) forcing.


B.S., Tel-Aviv University, 1982
M.S., Hebrew University, 1984
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1993


Physical Oceanography

Selected Publications

  • Gal, G. , J. Imberger, T. Zohary, J. Anttenucci, A. Anis, and T. Rosenberg, 2001: Simulating the Lake Kinneret ecosystem dynamics with a hydro-ecological model: Part I- Physical simulations. Submitted, Environmental modeling and software
  • Ruddick, B., A. Anis, K. Thompson , 2000. Maximum Likelihood Spectral Fitting: The Batchelor Spectrum. J. Atmos. Oceanic. Tech., 17, 1541-1555
  • 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. (in press).