David Trossman headshotDavid Trossman

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences (Center for Computation & Technology, joint)

Bachelor's Degree(s): A.B., Mathematics (Traditional), Washington University in St. Louis, 2004

A.B., Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004

Master’s Degree(s): A.M., Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005

M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington-Seattle, 2007

M.A., Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, 2008

Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, University of Washington-Seattle, 2011

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Research Interests

Climate science, ocean modeling, big data science, interactions with ocean boundaries, data assimilation, and observing system design

Recent Publications

Google Scholar Profile

Trossman, D. S., J. B. Palter, 2020: Changing Ocean Currents. In: Conrad K. (eds) From “Hurricanes to Epidemics. Global Perspectives on Health Geography.” Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55012-7_2 

Hamlington, B. D., A. S. Gardner, E. Ivins, J. T. M. Lenaerts, J. T. Reager, D. S. Trossman, E. D. Zaron, S. Adhikari, A. Arendt, A. Aschwanden, B. D. Beckley, D. P. S. Bekaert, G. Blewitt, L. Caron, H. A. Chandanpurkar, K. Christianson, R. I. Cullather, R. M. DeConto, J. T. Fasullo, T. Frederikse, J. T. Freymueller, D. M. Gilford, M. Girotto, W. C. Hammond, R. Hock, N. Holschuh, R. E. Kopp, F. Landerer, E. Larour, D. Menemenlis, M. Merrifield, J. X. Mitrovica, R. S. Nerem, I. J. Nias, V. Nieves, S. Nowicki, K. Pangaluru, C. G. Piecuch, D. R. Rounce, N.-J. Schlegel, H. Seroussi, M. Shirzaei, I. Velicogna, N. Vinogradova, T. Wahl, D. N. Wiese, M. J. Willis, 2020: Understanding of contemporary regional sea-level change and the implications for the future. Reviews of Geophysics, 58, e2019RG000672. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019RG000672 

Johnston, T. M. S., M. C. Schönau, T. Paluszkiewicz, J. A. MacKinnon, B. K. Arbic, P. L. Colin, M. H. Alford, M. Andres, L. Centurioni, K. R. Helfrich, V. Hormann, P. F. J. Lermusiaux, R. C. Musgrave, B. S. Powell, B. Qiu, D. L. Rudnick, H. L. Simmons, L. St. Laurent, D. S. Trossman, G. Voet, H. W. Wijesekera, K. Zeiden, 2019: An Introduction and Highlights from Flow Encountering Abrupt Topography (FLEAT): A Multi-Scale Observational and Modelling Program to Understand the Effects of Topographic Flow in the Western North Pacific. Oceanography, 32(4), 10–21; https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.407

Arbic, B. K., O. B. Fringer, J. M. Klymak, F. T. Mayer, D. S. Trossman, P. Zhu, 2019: Connecting process models of topographic wave drag to global eddying general circulation models. Oceanography, 32(4), 146–155; https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.420.

Sulpis, O., C. Dufour, D. S. Trossman, A. S. Fassbender, A. Mucci, B. K. Arbic, B. P. Boudreau, 2019: Reduced CaCO3 flux to the seafloor and weaker bottom current speeds curtail benthic CaCO3 dissolution over the 21st century. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GB00623.

Heimbach, P., I. Fukumori, C. N. Hill, R. M. Ponte, D. Stammer, C. Wunsch, J.-M. Campin, B. Cornuelle, I. Fenty, G. Forget, A. Köhl, M. Mazloff, D. Menemenlis, A. T. Nguyen, C. Piecuch, D. Trossman, A. Verdy, O. Wang, H. Zhang, 2019: Putting it all together: Adding value to the global ocean and climate observing systems with complete self-consistent ocean state and parameter estimates. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:55, doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00055.

Trossman, D. S., R. H. Tyler, 2019: Predictability of Ocean Heat Content from Electrical Conductance. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 124, 667–679, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014740

Sulpis, O., B. P. Boudreau, A. Mucci, C. Jenkins, D. S. Trossman, B. K. Arbic, R. M. Key, 2018: Current CaCO3 Dissolution at the Seafloor Caused by Anthropogenic CO2. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 115(45), 11700–11705, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1804250115

Palter, J. B., D. S. Trossman (co-first authors), 2018: The Sensitivity of Future Ocean Oxygen Concentrations to Changes in Ocean Circulation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GB0057