Education

2005: Ph.D., University of Colorado, Aerospace Eng. (specialty Physical Oceanography)
2000: M.S., University of Colorado, Computer Science
1993: B.S., University of Colorado, Aerospace Engineering

Positions Held

2008-2013: Associate Professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawai`i, Manoa 2008-2013: Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawai`i, Manoa
2006-2008: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Marine Science, University of California, Santa Cruz
2005-2006: Postdoctoral Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder
2001-2005: Graduate Research Assistant, CCAR, University of Colorado, Boulder
1997-2001: President, OS, Inc.
1996-1997: Senior Developer: InfoNow, Corp.
1994-1996: Engineer: TRW, Inc.
1990-1994: Research Assistant, CCAR, University of Colorado, Boulder

Affiliations

American Meteorological Society
American Geophysical Society

Publications

S. Stevenson, B. S. Powell, M. Merrifield, K. Cobb, J. Nusbaumer, and D. Noone. "Characterizing Seawater Oxygen Isotopic Variability in a Regional Ocean Modeling Framework: Implications for Coral Proxy Records". Paleoceanography, 30:1573—1593, 2015.

J. Souza, B. S. Powell, A. C. Castillo-Trujillo, and P. Flament. "The Vorticity Balance of the Ocean Surface in Hawaii from a Regional Reanalysis". J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45:424—440, 2014.

C. G. Kerry, B. S. Powell, and G. S. Carter. "The Impact of Sub-Tidal Circulation on Internal Tide Induced Mixing in the Philippine Sea". J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44:3,209—3,224, 2014.

C. G. Kerry, B. S. Powell, and G. S. Carter. "The Impact of Subtidal Circulation on Internal Tide Generation and Propagation in the Philippine Sea". J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44:1,386—1,405, 2014.

K. Chen, R. He, B. S. Powell, A. M. Moore, and H. G. Arango. "Data Assimilative Modeling Investigation of Gulf Stream Warm Core Ring Interaction with Continental Shelf and Slope Circulation, Part 1: Method". J. Geophys. Res., 119(9):5,968—5,991, 2014.

Powell, B. S.: "Treating nonlinearities in data-space variational assimilation": in S. Park and L. Xu, editors, Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications, volume 2. Springer-Verlag, 2013, ISBN: 978-3642350870.

B. S. Powell, B. D. Cornuelle, and C. Kerry. "Using a numerical model to understand the connection between the ocean and acoustic travel-time measurements". J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 134(4):3,211—3,222, 2013.

I. Janekovic, B. S. Powell, D. Matthews, M. A. McManus, and J. Sevadjian. "4D-Var Data Assimilation in a Nested, Coastal Ocean Model: A Hawaiian Case Study". J. Geophys. Res., 118:1—14, 2013.

Johnson, A., B. S. Powell, and G. Steward: "Characterizing the effluence near Waikiki, Hawaii with a coupled biophysical model", Con. Shelf Res., 54:1—13, 2013.

Kerry, C. G., B. S. Powell, and G. S. Carter. "Effects of remote generation sites on model estimates of M$_2$ internal tides in the Philippine Sea", J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43:187—204, 2013.

Powell, B. .S., I. Janekovic, G. S. Carter, and M. A. Merrifield: "Sensitivity of Internal Tide Generation in Hawaii", Geophys. Res. Let., 39(L10606):1—6, 2012c.

Matthews, D., B. S. Powell, and I. Janekovic: "Analysis of Four-dimensional Variational State Estimation of the Hawaiian Waters", J. Geophys. Res., 117(C03013), 2012.

Janekovic, I. and B. S. Powell: "Analysis of Imposing Tidal Dynamics to Nested Numerical Models", Con. Shelf Res., 34:30—40, 2012.

Matthews, D., B. S. Powell, and R. Milliff: "Dominant Variability and Spatial Scales from Observations around the Hawaiian Islands", Deep Sea Res. I, 58:979—987, 2011.

Moore, A. M., H. G. Arango, G. Broquet, B. S. Powell, J. Zavala-Garay, and A. T. Weaver: "The Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) 4-dimensional variational data assimilation systems. Part I: System overview and formulation", Prog. Oceanog., 91:34—49, 2011a.

Moore, A. M., H. G. Arango, G. Broquet, C. Edwards, M. Veneziani, B. S. Powell, D. Foley, J. Doyle, D. Costa, and P. Robinson: "The Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) 4-dimensional variational data assimilation systems. Part II: Performance and application to the California Current System", Prog. Oceanog., 91:50—73, 2011b.

Moore, A. M., H. G. Arango, G. Broquet, C. Edwards, M. Veneziani, B. S. Powell, D. Foley, J. Doyle, D. Costa, and P. Robinson: "The Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) 4-dimensional variational data assimilation systems. Part III: Observation impact and observation sensitivity in the California Current System", Prog. Oceanog., 91:74—94, 2011c.

Broquet, G., A. M. Moore, H. G. Arango, C. A. Edwards, and B. S. Powell: "Ocean state and surface forcing correction using the ROMS-IS4DVAR data assimilation system", Mercator Ocean Quart. Newsl., 34:5—13, 2009a.

Broquet, G., C. A. Edwards, A. Moore, B. S. Powell, M. Veneziani, and J. D. Doyle: "Application of 4D-Variational data assimilation to the California Current System", Dynam. Atmos. Oceans, 48:69—92, 2009b.

Powell, B. .S. and A. Moore: "Estimating the 4DVAR Analysis Error of GODAE Products", Ocean Dynam., 59:121—138, 2009a.

Powell, B. .S., A. Moore, H. Arango, E. Di Lorenzo, R. Milliff, and R. R. Leben: "Near real-time Assimilation and Prediction in the Intra-Americas Sea with the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS)", Dynam. Atmos. Oceans, 48:46—68, 2009b.

Powell, B. S., H. Arango, A. Moore, E. Di Lorenzo, R. Milliff, and D. Foley: "4DVAR Data Assimilation in the Intra-Americas Sea with the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS)", J. Ocean Mod., 23:130—145, 2008.

Lorenzo, E. D., A. M. Moore, H. G. Arango, B. D. Cornuelle, A. J. Miller, B. S. Powell, B. S. Chua, and A. F. Bennett: "Weak and Strong Constraint Data Assimilation in the inverse Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS): development and application for a baroclinic coastal upwelling system." J. Ocean Mod., 16:160—187, 2007.

Powell, B. .S., R. R. Leben, and N. L. Guinasso: "Comparison of Buoy and Altimeter-derived Shelf Currents using an Optimal Operator" Geosci. Remote Sens. Let., 3:192—196, 2006.

Service

Guest Editor: Ocean Dynamics GODAE Special Issue
Reviewer: Journal of Physical Oceanography
Reviewer: Journal of Geophysical Research
Reviewer: Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans
Reviewer: Limnology and Oceanography
Reviewer: Marine Geodesy