| Research Oceanographer|
Environmental Research Division
Phone: (831) 648-5337
Fax: (831) 648-8440
- Principle Investigator of West Coast regional node of CoastWatch
- NOAA’s Satellite R&O (Research and Operations) task team
- SWFSC representative of NMFS satellite group
- Coastal Ocean Applications and Science Team (COAST)
- NOAA OCPOP (Ocean Color Product Oversight Panel) member
- NMFS technical representative to GOES-R Operational Requirements Working Group (GORWG)
Research Interests:My current research interests are in using satellite data (primarily, but not exclusively, SeaWiFS and MODIS surface chlorophyll and TOPEX SSH) to examine bio-physical coupling in the surface ocean on global to regional scales, and over seasonal and interannual timescales. Lately I’ve been interested in the biological and physical causes of large chlorophyll blooms that often develop in late summer time in the oligotrophic Pacific near 30°N. I'm also involved with representing NMFS's satellites needs within NOAA.
- 1997 Ph. D. Oceanography, COAS, Oregon State University
- 1989 B.S. Oceanographic and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
- Wilson, C., T.A. Villareal, N. Maximenko, S.J. Bograd, J.P. Montoya and C.A. Schoenbaechler. Biological and physical forcings of late summer chlorophyll blooms at 30°N in the oligotrophic Pacific, accepted to Journal of Marine Systems, Sept. 2005.
- Wilson, C., and V.J. Coles (2005). Global climatological relationships between satellite biological and physical observations and upper ocean properties, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, c10001, doi:10.1029/2004JC002724.
- Coles, V.J., C. Wilson and R.R. Hood (2004). Remote sensing of new production fueled by nitrogen fixation. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L06301, doi:10.1029/2003GL019018.
- Wilson, C. (2003) Late Summer Chlorophyll Blooms in the Oligotrophic North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(18), 1942, doi:10.1029/2003GL017770.
- Wilson, C. and D. Adamec (2002). A global view of bio-physical coupling from SeaWiFS and TOPEX satellite data, 1997-2001. Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 10.1029/2001GL014063.
- Wilson, C. and D. Adamec (2001). Correlations between Surface Chlorophyll and Sea-Surface Height in the Tropical Pacific during the 1997/1998 ENSO Event. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 31,175-31,188.