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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
• Submesoscale and mesoscale ocean variability • Boundary current systems • Frontal dynamics • Eddy-mean flow interaction • Satellite altimetry • High frequency radar • Data assimilation and model evaluation • Observing system simulation experiments


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

Professional Experience
  • Research Technologist II at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena (2020-present)
  • 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., Z. Li, & L-L Fu (2020). Increasing the space-time resolution of mapped sea surface height from altimetry. In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125,
    2. Archer, M. R., A. Schaeffer, S. R. Keating, M. Roughan, R. Holmes, & L. Siegelman (2020). Observations of submesoscale instability and frontal subduction within the mesoscale eddy field of the Tasman Sea. In: Journal of Physical Oceanography.
    3. Malan, N., M. R. Archer, M. Roughan, P. Cetina-Heredia, M. Hemming, C. Rocha, A. Schaeffer, I. Suthers, E. Quieroz (2020). Eddy-Driven Cross-Shelf Transport in the East Australian Current Separation Zone. In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125,
    4. Schaeffer, A., M. R. Archer, Q. Baumard, M. Roughan, & C. Kerry (2020). An assessment of the East Australian Current as a renewable energy resource. In: Journal of Marine Systems, 204,
    5. 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 (2019). Revisiting the circulation of the East Australian Current: path, separation and eddy field. In: Progress in Oceanography, 176,
    6. 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., (2019), Global Perspectives on Observing Ocean Boundary Current Systems. In: Frontiers in Marine Science doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00423.
    7. 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.
    8. 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. In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 8464-8481.
    9. Archer, M. R., Shay, L. K., & Johns, W. E. (2017). The surface velocity structure of the Florida Current in a jet coordinate frame. In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 9189-9208.
    10. Archer, M. R., L. K. Shay, B. Jaimes, & J. Martinez-Pedraja (2015). Observing frontal instabilities of the Florida Current using high frequency radar. Book Chapter: Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, Liu, Y., H. Kerkering, R. H. Weisberg, eds. Elsevier.
    11. 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), IEEE/OES 11th (pp. 1-9).
    12. 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. In: Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurements (CWTM) IEEE/OES 10th, (pp 31-38).

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