Justin  Birchler

Master's Student

Email: [[jjbirchler]]
Phone: (804) 684-7574
Office: Andrews 215
Department: Physical Sciences: Physical/Geological Oceanography
Advisor:  Dr. Courtney K. Harris

Education
B.S. Marine Science, Magna Cum Laude, Coastal Carolina University, 2010
Research

I have been working with Dr. Courtney K. Harris to develop a 1-dimensional biogeochemical model in ROMS (Regional Ocean Modeling System), a community based model with a wide variety of applications.  We are focusing on the sediment in the sea bed and water column as well as linking organic matter to the sediment and analyzing how organic matter and oxygen concentrations change with time in the model. 

My future research/masters thesis project will involve taking this developed 1-D model and adding short-lived radioisotopes (7Be and 234Th) so that I can eventually use a 3-D model to analyze fluvial deposition on the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf.