Angelica R. Rodriguez

Graduate Student
Giddings Lab
Gille Lab
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
Angelica Rodriguez

I am a graduate student studying physical oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. I am interested in applying my knowledge of the physical laws that govern the natural world to scientific problems with societal relevance. I started research in oceanography as a SURF REU student working with Sarah Gille and Matt Mazloff. I continued to work with them as a graduate student to identify an oceanic heat transport pathway in the Amundsen Sea, where the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is rapidly loosing mass due to basal melting of the floating ice shelves. For my PhD thesis, I am working with Sarah Giddings studying the interaction between low inflow estuaries, such as the Tijuana River Estuary, and the coastal ocean. Currently, my attention is focused on identifying the impacts of wave-current interactions on small scale estuarine outflows using idealized numerical simulations that couple a spectral surface gravity wave model to a 3-D hydrodynamic model.

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
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B.S., University of California San Diego (Physics with Specialization in Earth Science), 2013

M.S., University of California San Diego (Oceanography), 2014

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Physical Oceanography), Current


Rodriguez, A. R., M. R. Mazloff, and S. T. Gille (2016), An oceanic heat transport pathway to the Amundsen Sea Embayment, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC011402.