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Dr. Ann E. Jochens
Ann E. Jochens
Phone:
(979) 845-6714
Fax:
(979) 847-8879
Email:
ajochens@tamu.edu
Office:
Eller O&M 713
Address:
Texas A&M University O&M Building
Room 602AA MS 3146 
College Station, Texas 77843

Degrees:

M.S. Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1989

J.D. Background Specialty in Ocean Law, University of Oregon, 1977

B.S. Mathematics and Statistics, Southern Methodist University, 1974 

Ph.D. Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1997

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Ann E. Jochens

Research Scientist
Physical Oceanography: Coastal/Open Ocean Exchanges and Processes

Research Interests

  • Physical oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Coastal and open ocean exchanges, interactions, and processes
  • Eddies in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Shelf and coastal oceanography
  • Meso- and large-scale oceanic circulation and property distributions
  • Oceanography research planning and management

Selected Publications

  • Jochens, A.E., and S.F. DiMarco. 2008. Physical oceanographic conditions of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in summer 2000-2002. Accepted as part of a special issue of Deep-Sea Research II on Deep Gulf of Mexico Benthos (DGoMB), G.T. Rowe and M.C. Kennicutt II, eds.
  • Jochens, A.E., and W.D. Nowlin, Jr. 2007. Development of a Coastal Ocean Observing System for the Gulf of Mexico. Invited paper. Marine Technology Society Journal, 40 (4), 100-109.
  • Walsh, J.J., J.K. Jolliff, B.P. Darrow, J.M. Lenes, S.P. Milroy, D.A. Dieterle, K.L. Carder, F.R. Chen, G.A. Vargo, R.H. Weisberg, K.A. Fanning, F.E. Muller-Karger, E. Shinn, K.A. Steidinger, C.A. Heil, C.R. Tomas, J.S. Prospero, T.N. Lee, G.J. Kirkpatrick, T.E. Whitledge, D.A. Stockwell, T.A. Villareal, A.E. Jochens, and P.S. Bontempi. 2006. Red tides in the Gulf of Mexico: Where, when, and why? J. Geophys. Res., 111 (C11), C11003, 10.1029/2004JC002813, 46 pp.
  • Biggs, D., A. Jochens, M. Howard, S. DiMarco, K. Mullin, R. Leben, F. Muller-Karger, and C. Hu. 2005. Eddy forced variations in on-margin and off-margin summertime circulation along the 1000-m isobath of the northern Gulf of Mexico, 2000-2003. In W. Sturges and A. Lugo-Fernandez, eds., Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico: Observations and Models, Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 161, American Geophysical Union, 360 pp.
  • Nowlin, Jr., W.D., A.E. Jochens, S.F. DiMarco, R.O. Reid, and M.K. Howard. 2005. Low-frequency circulation over the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf. In W. Sturges and A. Lugo-Fernandez, eds., Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico: Observations and Models, Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 161, American Geophysical Union, 360 pp.
  • Vázquez de al Cerda, A. M., R.O. Reid, S.F. DiMarco, and A.E. Jochens. 2005. Bay of Campeche circulation: an update. In W. Sturges and A. Lugo-Fernandez, eds., Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico: Observations and Models, Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 161, American Geophysical Union, 360 pp.
  • Belabbassi, L., P. Chapman, W. Nowlin, A. Jochens, and D. Biggs. 2005. Summertime nutrient supply to near-surface waters of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico: 1998, 1999, and 2000. Gulf of Mexico Science, 23(2), 137-160.
  • Ressler, P. and A.E. Jochens. 2003. Hydrographic and acoustic evidence for enhanced plankton stocks in a small cyclone in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Cont. Shelf Res., 23, 41-61.
  • Qian, Y., A.E. Jochens, M.C. Kennicutt II, and D.C. Biggs. 2003. Spatial and temporal variability of phytoplankton biomass and community structure over the continental margin of the northeast Gulf of Mexico based on pigment analysis. Cont. Shelf Res., 23, 1-17.
  • Walsh, J. J., R.H. Weisberg, D.A. Dieterle, R. He, B.P. Darrow, J.K. Jolliff, K.M. Lester, G.A. Vargo, G.J. Kirkpatrick, K.A. Fanning, T.T. Sutton, A.E. Jochens, D.C. Biggs, B. Nababan, C. Hu, and F.E. Muller-Karger. 2003. Phytoplankton response to intrusions of slope water on the West Florida shelf: models and observations. J. Geophys. Res., 108 (C6), 3190, doi:10.1029/202JC001406.
  • Nowlin, W.D., Jr., A.E. Jochens, M.K. Howard, S.F. DiMarco, and W.W. Schroeder. 2000. Hydrographic properties and inferred circulation over the northeastern shelves of the Gulf of Mexico during spring and mid-summer of 1998. Gulf of Mexico Science, 23 (1), 40-54.

Additional Information

Experience

  • Research Scientist, Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2006.
  • Associate Research Scientist, Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1993-2006.
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1989-1993.
  • Regional Coordinator, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association, Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2005-present.
  • Program Manager of the Sperm Whale Seismic Study (SWSS), Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2002-2008.
  • Program Manager of the Deepwater Program: Understanding the Processes that Maintain the Oxygen Levels in the Deep Gulf of Mexico, Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2002-2005
  • Deputy Program Manager of the NEGOM Hydrography Program, Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1997-2002
  • Deputy Program Manager of the LATEX Shelf Program, Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1991-1998.
  • Project Scientist of the U.S. World Ocean Circulation Experiment, Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1989-1992.
  • Graduate Assistant-Research and Non-Teaching, Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1986-1989
  • Environmental/Safety/Permitting Coordinator, Gulf Exploration & Production Co., 1983-1985
  • Environmental Coordinator, Gulf Mineral Resources Co., 1980-1983
  • Contract Adviser, Wyoming Mineral Corp., 1980
  • Administrator, External Affairs, Wyoming Mineral Corp., 1979-1980
  • Regulatory Research Analyst, Wyoming Mineral Corp., 1978-1979

Selected Reports

  • Jochens, A., D. Biggs, K. Benoit-Bird, D. Engelhaupt, J. Gordon, C. Hu, N. Jaquet, M. Johnson, R. Leben, B. Mate, P. Miller, J. Ortega-Ortiz, A. Thode, P. Tyack, and B. Würsig. 2008. Sperm Whale Seismic Study in the Gulf of Mexico: Synthesis Report. U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study MMS 2008-006. 348 pp. Reviewed by a Science Review Board.
  • Jochens, A., D. Biggs, D. Engelhaupt, J. Gordon, N. Jaquet, M. Johnson, R. Leben, B. Mate, P. Miller, J. Ortega-Ortiz, A. Thode, P. Tyack, J. Wormuth, and B. Würsig. 2006. Sperm Whale Seismic Study in the Gulf of Mexico: Summary Report, 2002-2004. U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study MMS 2006-034. 352 pp. Reviewed by a Science Review Board.
  • Jochens, A.E., L.C. Bender, S.F. DiMarco, J.W. Morse, M.C. Kennicutt II, M.K. Howard, and W.D. Nowlin, Jr. 2005. Understanding the processes that maintain the oxygen levels in the deep Gulf of Mexico: Synthesis Report. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study MMS 2005-032. 142 pp. Reviewed by a Science Review Board.
  • DiMarco, S.F., A.E. Jochens, and M.K. Howard. 2005. Physical oceanography observations of the Gulf of Mexico during DGoMB: 2000-2002. pp. 29-35. In McKay, M., and J. Nides, eds., Proceedings: Twenty-third Gulf of Mexico Information Transfer Meeting, January 2005. U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study MMS 2005-066. 612 pp.
  • Jochens, A.E., S.F. DiMarco, W.D. Nowlin, Jr., R.O. Reid, and M.C. Kennicutt II. 2002. Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Chemical Oceanography and Hydrography Study: Synthesis Report. OCS Study MMS 2002-055, U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 586 pp.
  • Nowlin, W.D., Jr., A.E. Jochens, S.F. DiMarco, R.O. Reid, and M.K. Howard. 2001. Deepwater Physical Oceanography Reanalysis and Synthesis of Historical Data: Synthesis Report. OCS Study MMS 2001-064, U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 528 pp. Reviewed by a Science Review Board.
  • DiMarco, S.F., M.K. Howard, and A.E. Jochens. 2001. Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Historical Physical Oceanography Data Report: Quality Assurance and Quality Control Procedures and Data Inventory. TAMU Oceanography, Tech. Rpt. No. 01-01-D. 196 pp.
  • Nowlin, W.D., Jr., A.E. Jochens, S.F. DiMarco, and R.O. Reid. 2000. Physical Oceanography: Chapter 4, In Continental Shelf Associates, Inc., 2000, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Environmental and Socioeconomic Data Search and Literature Synthesis, Volume 1: Narrative Report. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA, OCS Study MMS 2000-049, pp. 61-121.
  • Jochens, A.E., D.A. Wiesenburg, L.E. Sahl, C.N. Lyons, and D.A. DeFreitas. 1998. LATEX Shelf Data Report: Hydrography, April 1992 through November 1994. Tech. Rpt. No. 96-6-T, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 6 volumes.
  • Nowlin, W.D., Jr., A.E. Jochens, R.O. Reid, and S.F. DiMarco. 1998. Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study: Synthesis Report, Volume I Technical Report. OCS Study MMS 98-0035. U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 502 pp. Reviewed by a Science Review Board.
  • Nowlin, W.D., Jr., A.E. Jochens, R.O. Reid, and S.F. DiMarco. 1998. Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study: Synthesis Report, Volume II Appendices. OCS Study MMS 98-0036. U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 288 pp. Reviewed by a Science Review Board.
  • Jochens, A.E. 1997. Circulation over the Texas-Louisiana slope based on sea surface elevation and current velocity fields. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 159 pp.
  • DiMarco, S.F., A.E. Jochens, and M.K. Howard. 1997. LATEX Shelf Data Report: Current Meter Moorings, April 1992 through December 1994. Tech. Rpt. No. 97-01-T, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 10 volumes. 3800 pp.
  • Jochens, A.E. 1992. Ocean Circulation. In: McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 1993. McGraw Hill, New York, pp. 271-275.
  • Jochens, A.E. 1990. The U.S. Contribution to WOCE Air-Sea Flux Estimates, U.S. WOCE Planning Report Number 15, 146 pp., U.S. WOCE Office, College Station, Texas.
  • Jochens, A.E. 1989. Simulation of the response of an Inverted Echo Sounder array to rings in the Gulf of Mexico, M.S. Thesis, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 232 pp.
  • Jochens, A.E. 1980. Nonconventional Mining and the Law; Proceedings, Uranium Resource Technology III, Colorado School of Mines.
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