A warm welcome to Jasen Jacobsen, a graduate student working in Chris Edwards’ UCSC CBIOMES Group.
Jasen’s interests lie in coupling physical and biogeochemical ocean models as a tool for exploring carbon cycling in the nearshore environment. His interest in data assimilation originated as an undergraduate at Humboldt State University where he first encountered ocean observing and mathematical modeling. These experiences inspired him to combine these interests by learning the art and practice of assimilating observations with mathematical models as a means of better constraining the role of transport mechanisms in the carbon cycle within continental shelf margins, work which he says left him “fascinated by how changes in circulation, stratification, and wind stress affect the distribution of carbon between open-ocean and coastal environments.”
Jasen holds a Master of Science in Marine Science from the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS), North Carolina State University (2018) and a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography with a minor in Applied Mathematics from Humboldt State University (2014.)