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Details of Professor Rana A. Fine   


Gender female
Job title Professor
Department Division of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry
Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami ( RSMAS)
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami FL 33149-1098
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel 305-361-4722
Fax 305-361-4917
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Degree B.A. M.A. Ph.D.
Job type Research
Research Activities I study the role of the oceans in climate change occurring on time scales up to decades. The research involves understanding the physical processes that determine the capacity of the oceans to take up atmospheric constituents, such as carbon-dioxide. On time scales of decades, there are two main physical processes that affect the way the oceans and atmosphere interact. First is by direct air-sea exchange, where we use satellite and direct oceanographicobservations to map the global air-sea flux of carbon-dioxide. Then once the atmospheric gases are in the oceans, we study how fast they mix. We participate in several international Global Change programs. Our contribution includes the measurements of chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) to study the rate at which the worlds ocans circulate. Although the major fate for CFCs is the stratosphere, a small amount dissolves as a gas in the surface waters of the ocean. The CFC concentrations are used to infer the rate at which atmosphreric gases are mixedinto the ocean interior.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Professor Rana FINE)

Plähn, O., Rhein, M., Fine, R.A and Sullivan, K.F. [1999] Pollutants from the Gulf War serve as water mass tracer in the Arabian Sea Geophysical Research Letters, 26, 71-74.
Haines, M.A., Fine, R.A., Luther, M.E and Ji, Z. [1999] Particle trajectories in an Indian Ocean model and sensitivity to seasonal forcing Journal of Physical Oceanography, 29(4), 584-598

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