Malcolm Bowman is Professor of Physical Oceanography and a Distinguished Service Professor at the Marine Sciences Research Center (MSRC), State University of New York at Stony Brook. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. (honors) degrees in physics and mathematics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and his Ph.D. in Engineering Physics at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
He joined MSRC in 1971 and rose through the ranks to serve a term as Acting Dean and Director during 1987-88. He is the coordinator of the Stony Brook Storm Surge Group, whose current research interests are prediction and modeling of storm surges that threaten the New York Metropolitan area. The group studies ways the city can protect itself from flooding from extreme weather events in an era of possible global warming and sea level rise. He also is the coordinator of an international group of oceanographers and modelers who are studying the Black Sea in Europe.
Professor Malcolm Bowman:
Hurricane Sandy & Playing Russian Roulette
Shortsighted Infra Policies
Strengthening Our Fragile Society
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