1965: B.S. Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT), Physics &
1967: M.S. Boston College, Boston, MA and the University of
Chicago (Chicago, IL), Geophysics/Fluid Physics (Fr./Dr. J. DeVane,
BC; Dr. L.F. McGoldrick, UC)
1973: PhD University of Washington (Seattle, WA), Fluid Physics/Geophysical
Fluid Dynamics) (Dr. M. Rattray and Dr. J.D. Smith)
TEACHING AND RESEARCH
Estuarine and continental margin physical oceanographic processes,
geophysical fluid dynamics, western boundary currents, abiotic
influences on fish recruitment, satellite oceanography, air-sea
coupling, coastal flooding due to hurricanes and severe storms,
air-sea interaction, weather and climate impacts
Xie, L., L. J. Pietrafesa and S. Raman (1996). Coastal
Ocean-Atmosphere Coupling, Chapter 11 of the book Coastal
Ocean Prediction, CRC Press, Inc., edited by C. N. K. Mooers.
Rotunno, R. and L.J. Pietrafesa (1996). Forecasting in
the Coastal Zone. Bulletin of American Meteorological Society,
Hickey, B.M. and L.J. Pietrafesa (1996). The Columbia
River Plume Study, Variability in the velocity and salinity
fields. Journal of Geophysical Research, in press.
Churchill, J.H., R.W. Houghton, D. Wallace and L.J. Pietrafesa
(1996). Gulf Stream water/shelf water interaction over the continental
slope and shelf edge east of the Delmarva Peninsula. Deep Sea
Research, in press.
Xie, L., L.J. Pietrafesa and S. Raman (1996). Mesoscale
air-sea interactions over the continental shelf off the Carolina
coast. Global Atmosphere-Ocean System, AGU Air-Sea Interaction
and Meteorology and Oceanography of the Coastal Zone, in Press.
Dabberdt, W.F., T.W. Schlatter, C.A. Davis, R.J. Fleming, R.M.
Hodur, G.J. Holland, S.E. Koch, S.J. Lord, W.D. Neff, R.A. Pielke,
Sr., L.J. Pietrafesa, D. Raymond, R.B. Smith and D.S. Zrnic (1996).
Research Opportunities from Emerging Atmospheric Observing and
Modeling Capabilities. Bulletin of the American Meteorological
Society, in press.
Li, S., J.M. Morrison, L.J. Pietrafesa and A. Ochadlick (1996).
Dynamic Analysis of Oceanic Internal Waves From Airborne Synthetic
Aperture Radar Images. Journal of Geophysical Research, OCEANS,
Cione, J.J., S. Raman, L.J. Pietrafesa, X. Li, R.A. Neuherz
and K. Keeter (1996). The Development and Operational Implementation
of the Atlantic Surface Cyclone Intensification Index (ASCII),
Monthly Weather Review, in press.
Lin, G., G.S. Janowitz, L.J. Pietrafesa and J.J. Miller (1996).
A numerical model for the circulation in the Croatan, Albemarle,
and Pamlico Estuarine System: Implications for larval recruitment
in Albemarle Sound. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, in
Nichols, C.R. and L.J. Pietrafesa (1996). Oregon Inlet:
Hydrodynamics, Volumetric Flux and Implications for Juvenile
Fish Recruitment. Continental Shelf Research, in press.
Pietrafesa, L.J., L. Xie, G.S. Janowitz, J. Pelissier,
K. Keeter and R.A. Neuherz (1996). Numerical Modeling and Computer
Visualization of the Storm Surge in and Around the Croatan-Albemarle-Pamlico
Estuary System Produced by Hurricane Emily of August 1993. Bulletin
of American Meteorological Society.
Sun, L.C. and L.J. Pietrafesa (1996). Baroclinic-barotropic instabilities
and energy transfers in the Gulf Stream, Journal of Nonlinear
Analysis, World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts '92 Proceedings
of the First World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts, pp. 3515-3632,
V. Lakshmikantham, Editor.
Janowitz, G.S. and L.J. Pietrafesa (1996). Subtidal frequency
fluctuations in coastal sea level in the mid and south Atlantic
Bights: A prognostic for coastal flooding. Journal of Coastal
Xie, L. and L.J. Pietrafesa (1995). Shoreward intrusion
of upper-layer warm water by prescribed shelf-break temperature
perturbation and surface wind stress. Geophysical Research Letters,
Govoni, J.J. and L.J. Pietrafesa (1994). Eulerian views of layered
water currents, vertical distribution of some larval fishes, and
inferred advective transport over the continental shelf off North
Carolina, USA, in winter. Fisheries Oceanography, 3(2):120-132.
Su, K.-H., P.-T. Shaw and L.J. Pietrafesa, (1994). The
Origin of Low-Frequency Oscillations in the Southern Mid-Atlantic
Bight. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 24(6):1110-1119.
Houghton, R.W., C.N. Flagg and L.J. Pietrafesa (1994).
Shelf-Slope Water Frontal Structure, Motion and Eddy Heat Flux
in the Southern Middle Atlantic Bight. Deep Sea Research, 41(2/3):273-306.
Flagg, C.N., R.W. Houghton and L.J. Pietrafesa, (1994).
Summertime Thermocline/Salinity Maximum Intrusions in the Mid-Atlantic
Bight. Deep Sea Research, 41(2/3):325-340.
Shaw, P.-T., L.J. Pietrafesa, C.N. Flagg, R.W. Houghton
and K.-H. Su (1994). Low-frequency oscillations on the outer
shelf in the southern Mid-Atlantic Bight. Deep Sea Research,
Pietrafesa, L.J., J.M. Morrison, M.P. McCann, J. Churchill,
E. Böhm and R.W. Houghton, (1994). Water mass linkages
between the Middle and South Atlantic Bights. Deep Sea Research,
Churchill, J.H., C.D. Wirick, C.N. Flagg and L.J. Pietrafesa
(1994). Sediment resuspension over the continental shelf east
of the Delmarva Peninsula. Deep Sea Research, 41(2/3):341-363.
Pietrafesa, L.J. (1993). Atmospheric and Ocean Physical
Interactions and Implications for Biology in the Coastal Zone,
IGBP LOICZ Report, pp. 39-50.
Cione, J.J., S. Raman and L.J. Pietrafesa (1993). The Effect
of Gulf Stream-Induced Baroclinicity on U.S. East Coast Winter
Cyclones. Monthly Weather Review. February, 121(2):421-430.