Bruce D. Cornuelle
Research Oceanographer
Physical Oceanography Research Division

Bruce D. Cornuelle is a research oceanographer in the Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography Research Division of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

Cornuelle received a B.A. in Physics from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program

Cornuelle’s work has included at-sea observations, but he is now focused on using numerical models and state estimation for analysis of observations in order to understand ocean circulation in a number of regions, including offshore San Diego, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. In addition to ocean dynamics, his research interests include air-sea interactions and coupled ocean-atmosphere-wave modeling, ocean acoustic observations, inverse methods, and state estimation and other forms of data assimilation.

Cornuelle is the recipient of the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography from the Acoustical Society of America, of which he is also a fellow. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union. Cornuelle is the author or co-author of over 170 scientific publications and is the Director of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Systems.

Last updated May 2022