Henry Potter

Henry Potter

Assistant Professor

Physical Oceanography: Air-sea Interaction, Tropical Cyclones, Ocean Observing, Surface Gravity Waves


  (979) 845-0405

  Eller O&M 702D


Air-sea interaction and boundary layer turbulence

Tropical cyclones

Ocean observing instruments and technology

Surface gravity waves 

Infrared remote sensing

Selected Publications


The Cold Wake of Typhoon Chaba (2010)                                                                      

Henry Potter

Deep Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers. In press.


Directional Wave Spectra Observed During Intense Tropical Cyclones                            

Clarence O. Collins, Henry Potter, Bjoern Lund, Hitoshi Tamura, Hans Graber

Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans. 123(2), 773-793.     



Upper Ocean Cooling and Air-Sea Fluxes under Typhoons: A Case Study                             

Henry Potter, William M. Drennan, Hans C. Graber

Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans. 2169-9291.



Observations of Stress Direction During Typhoon Chaba (2010)                                    

Henry Potter, Clarence O. Collins, William M. Drennan, Hans C. Graber

Geophysical Research Letters. 42 (22), 9898-9905.


Whitecap Lifetime Stages from Infrared Imagery with Implications for Microwave

Radiometric Measurements of Whitecap Fraction                                                            

Henry Potter, Geoffrey B. Smith, Charlotte M. Snow, David J. Dowgiallo, Justin P. Bobak,

Magdalena D. Anguelova

Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans. 120(11), 7521-7537.


Swell and the Drag Coefficient                                                                                         

Henry Potter

Ocean Dynamics. 65(3), 375-384.


In Situ Measurements of Momentum Fluxes in Typhoons                                               

Henry Potter, Hans C. Graber, Neil J. Williams, Clarence O. Collins, Rafael J. Ramos,

William M. Drennan

Journal of Atmospheric Sciences. 72(1), 104-118



A Study of Turbulent Processes at the Air-Sea Interface in High Wind Speeds     

Henry Potter

Open Access Dissertations. 1218.


EASI: An Air-Sea Interaction Buoy for High Winds                                                        

William M. Drennan, Hans C. Graber, Clarence O. Collins, Anibal Harrera,

Henry Potter, Rafael J. Ramos, Neil J. Williams

Journal of Atmospheric and Ocean Technology. 31(6), 1397-1409.



Waves and Air-Sea Fluxes from a Drifting ASIS Buoy during the Southern Ocean

Gas Exchange Experiment                                                                                               

Erik Sahlee, William M. Drennan, Henry Potter, Mike Reboso

Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans. 117(C8).


University of Miami, Miami, FL.

Ph.D. Applied Marine Physics, 2014

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

B.S. Geography (atmospheric sciences concentration), Minor: Physics, 2009                       

Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME.

A.A., Liberal Studies, 2006

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