Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Dr. Straneo’s research addresses high latitude oceanic processes and their role in the climate system. These include: ice sheet/ocean interactions with a special focus on the Greenland Ice Sheet, the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, freshwater and meltwater export from the polar regions, dense water formation and poleward heat transport, and icebergs. Much of her research has focused on obtaining and interpreting data from under-observed but key polar regions using a variety of platforms such as icebreakers, fishing vessels, helicopters, snowmobiles and autonomous vehicles. Straneo has led over a dozen field expeditions to subpolar North Atlantic and Greenland.