John Guthrie is a Research Associate at the Polar Science Center. He works with Dr. Jamie Morison. John received his doctorate in Physical Oceanography at UW. His research included a comparison of recent and historical velocity measurements in the central Arctic Ocean to determine if there has been an increase in interior shear-driven mixing since the 1980s. He is currently working on a temperature microstructure data set to assess the applicability of laboratory and DNS based parameterizations of double diffusion in an oceanographic setting. Since starting graduate school, he has participated in a variety of field campaigns, including 3 NPEO field seasons, the NABOS 2013 cruise and multiple SIZRS flights.
John graduated with a double major in Mathematics and English from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA in 2002. He holds a USCG 100 Ton Master’s License and worked as a tour boat captain in Prince William Sound, Alaska before arriving at the Polar Science Center. He likes boats, birds and whales.