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Curriculum Vitae:

Matthew Archer

  • Ph.D., Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, USA (2016)
  • B.S., Ocean Science, 1st Class Honors, University of Plymouth, UK (2009)

Research Interests
  • Ocean boundary currents
  • Mesoscale eddies, frontogenesis, submesoscale currents
  • Eddy-mean flow interaction
  • Remote sensing: HF radar and satellite altimetry
  • In situ experimentation: moorings, drifters, towed-CTD


The Surface Water Ocean Topography Mission provides measurements of land surface water storage and ocean surface dynamic topography.

Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena (Dec 2018-present)
  • Lecturer in Physical Oceanography component of MSc course at Sydney Institute of Marine Science (2017-18)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2016-2018)

Selected Publications
  1. Archer, M. R., S. R. Keating, M. Roughan, W. E. Johns, R. Lumkpin, F. Beron-Vera, & L. K. Shay, 2018. The kinematic similarity of two western boundary currents revealed by sustained high-resolution observations. In: Geophysical Research Letters, 45.
  2. Archer, M. R., Roughan, M., Keating, S. R., & Schaeffer, A., 2017. On the variability of the East Australian Current: Jet structure, meandering, and influence on shelf circulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 8464-8481.
  3. Archer, M. R., Shay, L. K., & Johns, W. E., 2017. The surface velocity structure of the Florida Current in a jet coordinate frame. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 9189-9208.
  4. Archer, M. R., L. K. Shay, B. Jaimes, & J. Martinez-Pedraja, 2015. Observing frontal instabilities of the Florida Current using high frequency radar, In: Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, Liu, Y., H. Kerkering, R. H. Weisberg, eds. Elsevier.
  5. Archer, M. R., Shay, L. K., & Martinez-Pedraja, J., 2015. Evaluation of WERA HF Radar Observations: Currents, Winds and Waves. In: Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurements (CWTM), 2015 IEEE/OES 11th (pp. 1-9).
  6. Savidge, D., J. Amft, A. Gargett, M. R. Archer, D. Conley, G. Volgaris, L. Wyatt & K.-W. Gurgel, 2011. Assessment of WERA Long-Range HF-radar Performance from the User's Perspective. CWTM IEEE/OES 10th, pgs 31-38.
  7. Oke, P. R., M. Roughan, P. Cetina-Heredia, G. S. Pilo, K. R. Ridgway, T. Rykova, M. R. Archer, R. C. Coleman, C. G. Kerry, C. Rocha, B. M. Sloyan, E. Vitarelli. Revisiting the circulation of the East Australian Current: path, separation and eddy field. In Review: Progress in Oceanography
  8. Todd, R. E., F. P. Chavez, S. Clayton, S. Cravatte, M. Goes, M. Graco, X. Lin, J. Sprintall, N. V Zilberman, M. R. Archer, et al., (in review), Global Perspectives on Observing Ocean Boundary Current Systems. In Review: Frontiers in Marine Science (Special Edition for Ocean Observing '19)

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