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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Associate Scientist
Department Center for Southeast Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS)
Institution
Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami ( RSMAS)
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami FL 33149-1098
Address
11811 SW 168 ST
Miami
FL
33177
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel [305]421-4656
Fax [305]421-4701
Email
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Website http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/users/nwilliams/
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree BSME, MSOE, PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Physical Oceanography , Climatology, Meteorology , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Research Support Services , Physical Oceanography , Climatology, Meteorology , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Research Support Services
Research Activities Member of a remote sensing group that conducts experiments in air-sea interaction, ocean waves, tropical cyclones, satellite and radar remote sensing and underwater acoustics. Computer modeling of Hurricane wind, wave and surge. Develop custom instruments; mooring and buoy systems; and signal processing techniques for use in our research activities. Member of SUSTAIN (SUrge STructure Air sea InteractioN) facility technical staff- one of the largest wind/wave tanks in the USA.
Skills/Expertise Computer modeling and signal processing, mechanical design of acoustic and oceanographic instruments and moorings, 30+ years of experience working at sea on various projects involving both surface and sub-surface instrumented moorings.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Neil WILLIAMS)

Henry Potter, Hans C. Graber, Neil J. Williams, Clarence O. Collins III, Rafael J. Ramos, and William M. Drennan, 2015: In situ Measurements of Momentum Fluxes in Typhoons. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 104?118.
D. G. Ortiz-Suslow, B. K. Haus, N. J. Williams, N. M. Laxague, A. J. H. M. Reniers, and H. C. Graber, 2015: The spatial-temporal variability of air-sea momentum fluxes observed at a tidal inlet. J. Geophys. Res. (accepted for publication 7 Jan 2015)
M. G. Brown, O. A. Godin, N. J. Williams, N. A. Zabotin, L. Zabotina, and G. J. Banker 2014. Acoustic Green?s function extraction from ambient noise in a coastal ocean environment, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 5555?5562.
W. M. Drennan, H. C. Graber, C. O. Collins III, A. Herrera, H. Potter, R. J. Ramos, and N. J. Williams, 2014: EASI: An Air?Sea Interaction Buoy for High Winds. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 31, 1397?1409.
Ramos, R. J. , H. C. Graber, B. Lund, M. Caruso, and N. Williams, Determination of internal wave properties from X-band radar observations, 2008 AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL
Dahl, P.H., J.W. Choi, N. J. Williams, and H. C. Graber, On field measurements and modeling of attenuation from near-surface bubbles for frequencies 1-20 kHz,2008: JASA Express Letters, Acoustical Society of America
Drennan, W. and N. Williams, 2008: A report on EASI (Extreme Air-Sea Interaction) buoy's encounter with Noel, AMS 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Orlando, FL April 2006
Williams, N. J., H. C. Graber, M. Caruso, R. Ramos, and B. Lund, 2008: Comparison of in situ surface measurements of nonlinear internal waves with those obtained from remote sensing, 2008 AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL March 2008
Knobles, D.P., S.M. Joshi, R. D. Gaul, H. C. Graber, and N. J. Williams, 2008: Analysis of wind-driven ambient noise in a shallow water environment with a sandy seabed, JASA Express Letters, Acoustical Society of America
Bintz, J et al. (including N. Williams) , 2006: SCOOP: Enabling and Interoperable Network of Ocean Observations, The Coastal Society 20th Biennial Conference, May 2006.
Williams, N. J. , H. C. Graber, and R. Ramos, 2006: Near-Surface Measurements of Internal Waves During the Non-linear Internal Wave Initiative Experiment (NLIWI), Summer 2006, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS23C-04, Dec 2006
Drennan, W and N. Williams, 2006: An Air-Sea Interaction Flux Buoy for High Winds, EOS Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. suppl., Abstract OS54A-05, Feb 2006
DeFerrari, H. A. , N. J. Williams, and H. B. Nguyen, 2003: Focused arrivals in shallow water propagation in the Straits of Florida, Acoustic Research Letters Online (ARLO) , Acoustical Society of America, Volume 4, Issue 3, July 2003. DeFerrari, H. A., N. J. Williams, and H. B. Nguyen, 2003: Spatial and temporal coherence of broadband acoustic transmissions in the Straits of Florida, J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 113(4), Pt.2, p. 2332 Thompson, Charles, Bruce Gomes, Neil Williams, and Kameron Corregan, 2002: Comparison of Surface Radar Traffic Density Contact Records with Receive Levels from Separate Acoustic Data Sets, Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. DeFerrari, H. A., N. J. Williams, and H. B. Nguyen, 2002: Variability, Coherence, and Predictability of Shallow Water Acoustic Propagation in the Straits of Florida, in Pace, N. G. and F. B. Jensen, Impact of Littoral Environmental Variability on Acoustic Predictions and Sonar Performance, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp245-254 DeFerrari, Harry, Neil Williams, and Hien Nguyen, 2002: Acoustic propagation in the coastal environment of the Florida Straits---recent experimental results, J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 112, p. 2308 (INVITED PAPER)
Nguyen, H.B., H.A. DeFerrari, N.J. Williams, and W.A. Venezia, 2002: Ocean Acoustic Sensor Installation at SFOMC, IEEE J. Oceanic Engineering, 27(2), p.235-244 DeFerrari, H.A., N.J. Williams, and H.B. Nguyen, 2001: Propagation model predictions and comparisons with measurements for broadband acoustic transmission in the Florida Straits, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 110(5), Pt. 2, p. 2634. Williams N.J., H.A DeFerrari, and H.B. Nguyen, 2001: Results from a shallow water propagation experiment on the Malta Plateau, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 110(5), Pt. 2, p. 2635. DeFerrari, H.A., N.J. Williams, and H.B. Nguyen, 2001: Intensity fluctuations of refracted bottom reflected arrivals in shallow-water propagation, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 109(5), Pt. 2, p. 2420. DeFerrari, H.A., N.J. Williams, and H.B. Nguyen, 2000: Focused arrivals in shallow water propagation, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 108 (5), Pt. 2, p. 2577.
OA Godin, MG Brown, NA Zabotin, LY Zabotina, NJ Williams, 2014. Passive acoustic measurement of flow velocity in the Straits of Florida. Geoscience Letters 1 (1), 1-7


Created: 1997-03-12 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Neil WILLIAMS