Dr. Cara Wilson

Professional Experience
Education
Publications
Funding
Sea Experience
Teaching Experience
Research Oceanographer
NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC Environmental Research Division
1352 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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cara.wilson@noaa.gov

http://www.pfeg.noaa.gov/~cwilson

Professional Experience

Sep. 02 - present Research Oceanographer
NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC Environmental Research Division
1352 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2097, USA
Oct. 00 - Sep. 02Assistant Research Scientist
GEST (Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology) Center
Oceans and Ice Branch
NASA/GSFC
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Dec. 99 - Sep. 00Associate Scientist
USRA (Universities Space Research Association)
Oceans and Ice Branch
NASA/GSFC
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Mar. 97 - Dec. 99InterRidge Coordinator
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris, France
Sep. 94 - Feb. 97 Graduate Research Assistant
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Apr. 93 - Oct. 93 Visiting Researcher
IFREMER, DRO/GM
Plouzané, France
Sep. 91 - Aug. 94 Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellow
Jul. 89 - Aug. 91 Oceanography Associate IV
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Sciences Division
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973, USA


Education

1997 Ph.D.
Oceanography
Thesis: "Hydrography and heat flux in hydrothermal areas"
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University (OSU), USA
Advisor: Gary Klinkhammer
1989 B.S. Oceanographic and Atmospheric Sciences (cum laude)
College of Engineering, University of Michigan, USA

Publications

Villareal, T.A. and C. Wilson (2014). A Comparison of the Pac-X Trans-Pacific Wave Glider Data and Satellite Data (MODIS, Aquarius, TRMM and VIIRS) , PLoS ONE, 9(3): e92280. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092280 [abstract]

Wilson, C., T.A. Villareal, M.A. Brzezinski, J.W Krause and A. Y. Shcherbina (2013). Chlorophyll bloom development and the subtropical front in the North Pacific , Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 3, 1473-1488 [abstract]

Krause, J.W, M.A. Brzezinski, T.A. Villareal and C. Wilson (2013). Biogenic silica cycling during summer phytoplankton blooms in the North Pacific subtropical gyre , Deep-Sea Research-I, 71, 49-60, [abstract]

Krause, J.W., M.A. Brzezinski, T.A. Villareal and C. Wilson (2012). Increased kinetic efficiency for silicic acid uptake as a driver of summer diatom blooms in the North Pacific subtropical gyre, Limnol. Oceanogr., 57,1084-1098 [abstract]

Villareal, T.A., C.G. Brown, M.A. Brzezinski, J.W. Krause and C. Wilson (2012). Summer diatom blooms in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre: a 2008-2009, PLoS ONE, 7(4), e33109, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033109 [abstract]

Wilson, C. (2011). Chlorophyll anomalies along the critical latitude at 30°N in the NE Pacific, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L15603, doi:10.1029/2011GL048210 [abstract]

Villareal, T., L. Adornato, C. Wilson and C. Schoenbaechler (2011), Summer blooms of diatom-diazotroph assemblages and surface chlorophyll in the N. Pacific gyre: a disconnect, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C03001, doi:10.1029/2010JC006268 [abstract]

Wilson, C. (2011). The rocky road from research to operations for satellite ocean-colour data in fishery management, ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsq168 [abstract]

Yoder, J.A., S.C. Doney, D.A. Siegel, and C. Wilson. (2010) Study of Marine Ecosystems and Biogeochemistry Now and in the Future. Oceanography, 23(4), 128-141.

Wilson, C. (2010). Fisheries, invited chapter contribution in the Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing, Springer publications, in press.

Wilson, C., C. Chen, C. Clark, P. Fanning, M.-H. Forget, K. Friedland, E. A. Howell, C. Hu, K. Hyde, D.R. Kobayashi, A. Longhurst, B. Monger, D. Pendleton, A. Pershing, T. Platt, J.J. Polovina, N. Record, K. Sherman and L. Woodard (2009). Remote Sensing Applications to Fisheries Management in Remote Sensing in Fisheries and Aquaculture, pp 43-56, IOCCG report #8, Dartmouth, Canada.

Bundy, A. G. Borstad, J. Field, S. Groom, N. Hoepffner, C. Hu, V. Lutz and C. Wilson, C. (2009). Building Links with the Fishing, Aquaculture and Management Communities Management in Remote Sensing in Fisheries and Aquaculture, pp 89-102, IOCCG report #8, Dartmouth, Canada.

Wilson, C., J. Morales, S. Nayak, I. Asanuma and G. Feldman (2008). Ocean Colour Radiometry and Fisheries in Why Ocean Colour? The Societal Benefits of Ocean-Colour Technology, pp 47-58, IOCCG report #7, Dartmouth, Canada.

Hoepffner, N., C. Wilson, and S. Lavender (2008). Ocean Colour and Climate Change in Why Ocean Colour? The Societal Benefits of Ocean-Colour Technology, pg 103-109, IOCCG report #7, Dartmouth, Canada.

Hoepffner, N., F. Mélin, M. Dowell, J. Marra, T. Saino and C. Wilson (2008). Biogeochemical Cycles in Why Ocean Colour? The Societal Benefits of Ocean-Colour Technology, pp 31-46, IOCCG report #7, Dartmouth, Canada.

Wilson, C. and X. Qiu (2008). Global distribution of summer chlorophyll blooms in the oligotrophic gyres, Progress in Oceanography, 78, 107-134 (doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2008.05.002). [abstract]

Wilson, C., T.A. Villareal, N. Maximenko, S.J. Bograd, J.P. Montoya and C.A. Schoenbaechler (2008). Biological and physical forcings of late summer chlorophyll blooms at 30°N in the oligotrophic Pacific, Journal of Marine Systems, 69, 164-176. [abstract]

Friedl, L., C. Wilson, Y. Chao, S. Bograd and W. Turner (2006), Using Satellite Data Products to Manage Living Marine Resources, EOS, 87(41), 437.

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. [abstract]

Hinke, J.T., D.G. Foley, C. Wilson and G.M. Watters (2005), Persistent habitat use by Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the coastal ocean , Marine Ecology Progress Series, 304, 207-220 [abstract]

Bograd, S. J., D.G. Foley, F.B. Schwing, C. Wilson, R.M. Laurs, J.J. Polovina, E.A. Howell and R.E. Brainard (2004). On the seasonal and interannual migrations of the transition zone chlorophyll front. Geophysical Research Letters, 31(17), L17204, doi:10.1029/2004GL020637.[abstract]

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.[abstract]

Wilson, C. (2003) Late Summer Chlorophyll Blooms in the Oligotrophic North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(18), 1942, doi:10.1029/2003GL017770. [abstract]

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. [abstract]

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. [abstract]

Klinkhammer, G.P, C.S. Chin, R.A. Keller, A. Dahlmann, H. Sahling, G. Sarthou, S. Petersen, F Smith and C. Wilson (2001). Discovery of new hydrothermal vent sites in Bransfield Strait, Antarctica. Earth and Planetary Science Letters , 193: 395-407. [abstract]

Wilson, C. , G. P. Klinkhammer, and C. S. Chin (1999). Hydrography of the Central and East Basins of the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 29: 465-479. [abstract]

Ashjian, C. J, S. L. Smith, C. N. Flagg and C. Wilson (1998). Patterns and occurrence of diel vertical migration of zooplankton biomass in the Mid-Atlantic Bight described by an acoustic Doppler current profiler. Continental Shelf Research, 18: 831-858. [abstract]

Biscoito, M., C. Cary, D. Dixon and C. Wilson, editors (1998). Proceedings of the first international symposium on deep-sea hydrothermal biology. Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 39(3/4).

Chin, C. S, G. P. Klinkhammer and C. Wilson (1998). Detection of hydrothermal plumes on the northern MAR: results from optical measurements. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 162: 1-13. [abstract]

Langmuir, C. L., S. Humphris, D. Fornari, C. L. Van Dover, K. Von Damm, M. K. Tivey, D. Colodner, J.-L. Charlou, D. Desonie, C. Wilson, Y. Fouquet, G. P. Klinkhammer, and H. Bougault (1997). Hydrothermal vents near a mantle hot spot: the Lucky Strike vent field at 37°N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 148: 69-91. [abstract]

Klinkhammer, G. P., C. S. Chin, C. Wilson, M. D. Rudnicki and C. R. German (1997). Distributions of dissolved manganese and fluorescent dissolved organic matter in the Columbia River estuary and plume as determined by in situ measurement. Marine Chemistry, 56: 1-14. [abstract]

Klinkhammer G. P., C. Wilson, C. S. Chin and M. D. Rudnicki. (1996) Dissolved humic organic matter in the Columbia River estuary measured by in situ fluorescence, In: Fourth International Symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earth's Surface (S. H. Botrell, ed.), 299-310, University of Leeds, UK.

Wilson, C. , J.-L. Charlou, E. Ludford, G. Klinkhammer, C. Chin, H. Bougault, C. German, K. Speer and M. Palmer (1996). Hydrothermal anomalies at Lucky Strike (37°17'N), on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 142: 467-478. [abstract]

Klinkhammer, G. P., C. S. Chin, C. Wilson and C. R. German (1995). Venting from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 37°17'N: The Lucky Strike Hydrothermal site. In: Hydrothermal Vents and Processes. Bath, UK. Geological Society Special Publication, No. 87: 87-96. [abstract]

Wilson, C. , K. Speer, J.-L. Charlou, H. Bougault and G. Klinkhammer (1995). Hydrography above the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (33°-40°N) and within the Lucky Strike segment. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100: 20,555-20,564. [abstract]

Falkowski, P. G., Y. Kim, Z. Kolber, C. Wilson, C. Wirick and R. Cess (1992). Natural versus anthropogenic factors affecting low-level cloud albedo over the North Atlantic. Science, 256: 1311-1313. [abstract]

Falkowski, P. G. and C. Wilson (1992). Phytoplankton productivity in the North Pacific ocean since 1900 and implications for absorption of anthropogenic CO2. Nature, 358: 741-743. [abstract]

Wilson, C. and D. W. R. Wallace (1990). Using the nutrient ratio NO/PO as a tracer of continental shelf waters in the central Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research, 95: 22,193-22,208. [abstract]


Funding

Wilson, C., (PI) and V. Coles (co-I), Understanding bio-physical coupling in the Atlantic using combinded satellite observations and ocean modeling. NASA funded Nov 2002-Oct 2005.


Sea Experience

RV Kilo Moana, July 29 - Aug 14, 2009. Cruise examining silicon cycling in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.

RV Kilo Moana, July 1-22, 2008. Cruise examining silicon cycling in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.

RVIB N.B. Palmer, April 15 - May 10, 1999. Water sampling cruise to locate hydrothermal sites in the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica.

RV Senckenberg, July 24- 27, 1998. ZAPS deployment in the Wadden Sea, Germany.

RV Wecoma, Dec. 3-8, 1996. ZAPS deployment in the Columbia River estuary.

RV Knorr, LUSTRE Cruise, June 26 - Aug 8, 1996. AMS-120, ARGO and JASON used to characterize the tectonic and hydrothermal features of the Lucky Strike site on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

RV Wecoma, GREAT Cruise, Apr. 6-16, 1996. Response cruise to study eruption on the Gorda Ridge.

RVIB N.B. Palmer, Oct. 28 - Dec. 7, 1995. Seabeam and water sampling cruise to detect hydrothermal activity in the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica.

RV Wecoma, May 28-31, 1995. ZAPS deployment in the Columbia River estuary.

RV Atlantis II, Lucky Strike Cruise, May 27-June 3, 1993. Submersible survey with ALVIN located vent sites on the Lucky Strike seamount in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

RV Atlantis II, FAZAR Cruise, Aug. 29-Oct. 20, 1992. Rock-coring and water sampling cruise along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge to examine the relationship between basalt petrology and hydrothermal activity.

RV Endeavor, SEEP-II-08 Cruise, Nov. 8-21, 1988. Mooring deployments and CTD casts along the continental shelf off of Cape Hatteras.


Teaching Experience

March 2011 Organized and co-taught 3-day NOAA Ocean Satellite Course at COAS, OSU, Corvallis, OR
August 2010 Organized and co-taught two 3-day NOAA Ocean Satellite Course at MATE, MPC, Monterey, CA
March 2008 Organized and co-taught 3-day NOAA Ocean Satellite Course at COAS, OSU, Corvallis, OR
March 2007 Organized and co-taught 3-day NOAA Ocean Satellite Course at COAS, OSU, Corvallis, OR
March 2006 Organized and co-taught 3-day NOAA Ocean Satellite Course at COAS, OSU, Corvallis, OR
Spring 1995 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Oceanography
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, OSU
Winter 1995 Developed curriculum for Introduction to Oceanography class
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, OSU


http://www.pfeg.noaa.gov/~cwilson Last updated 20 June 2012