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Carine van der Boog

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4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109

Curriculum Vitae:

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Sea Level And Ice


I’m interested in new approaches to understand the behavior of the ocean. Previously, I’ve studied mesoscale eddies in the Caribbean Sea using observations and ocean models. I also estimated the role of double-diffusive mixing in the global ocean by analyzing thermohaline staircases in Argo float profiles. Currently, I look at the response of the Greenland ice sheet to the variability of the ocean, using sea surface height data around the Greenland shelf and relate its variability to the hydrographic and atmospheric variability in the region.


  • PhD, department of Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, March 2021
  • MSc. Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, November 2016 (cum laude)
  • BSc. Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, August 2013 (cum laude)

Research Interests

  • Mesoscale eddies
  • Thermohaline staircases
  • Ocean-ice interaction

Selected Awards

  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO Award at the EGU General Assembly 2018

Selected Publications

  1. van der Boog, C.G., Dijkstra, H.A., Pietrzak, J.D., Katsman, C.A. (2021). Double-diffusive mixing makes a small contribution to the global ocean circulation. Communications Earth and Environment. doi: 10.1038/s43247-021-00113-x
  2. van der Boog, C.G., Koetsier, J.O., Dijkstra, H.A., Pietrzak, J.D., Katsman, C.A. (2021). Global dataset of thermohaline staircases obtained from Argo floats and Ice Tethered Profilers. Earth System Science Data. doi: 10.5194/essd-13-43-2021
  3. Georgiou, S., Ypma, S.L., Brüggemann, N., Sayol, J.M., van der Boog, C.G., Spence, P., Pietrzak, J.D., Katsman, C.A.: Direct and indirect pathways of convected water masses and their impacts on the overturning dynamics of the Labrador Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. doi: 10.1029/2020JC016654
  4. Keyzer, L.M., Herman, P.M.J., Smits, B.P., Pietrzak, J.D., ... , van der Boog, C.G., ... & Dijkstra, H.A.: The potential of coastal ecosystems to mitigate the impact of sea-level rise in shallow tropical bays. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2020.107050
  5. James, R.K., Lynch, A., Herman, P.M.J., ... , van der Boog, C.G., ... & Bouma, T.J. (2020). Tropical biogeomorphic seagrass landscapes for coastal protection: persistence and wave attenuation under major storm events. Ecosystems. doi: 10.1007/s10021-020-00519-2
  6. van der Boog, C.G., Pietrzak, J.D., Dijkstra, H.A., Brüggemann, N., Van Westen, R.M., James, R.K., ... & Katsman, C.A. (2019). The impact of upwelling on the intensification of anticyclonic ocean eddies in the Caribbean Sea. Ocean Science. doi: 10.5194/os-15-1419-2019
  7. van der Boog, C.G., de Jong, M.F., Scheidat, M., Leopold, M.F., ... & Katsman, C.A. (2019). Hydrographic and biological survey of a surface‐intensified anticyclonic eddy in the Caribbean Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. doi: 10.1029/2018JC014877
  8. Haakman, K., Sayol, J.M., van der Boog, C.G., & Katsman, C.A. (2019). Statistical characterization of the observed cold wake induced by North Atlantic hurricanes. Remote Sensing. doi: 10.3390/rs11202368
  9. Georgiou, S., van der Boog, C.G., Brüggemann, N., Ypma, S.L., Pietrzak, J.D., & Katsman, C.A. (2019). On the interplay between downwelling, deep convection and mesoscale eddies in the Labrador Sea. Ocean Modelling. doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2019.02.004
  10. James, R. K., Silva, R., van Tussenbroek, B. I., Escudero-Castillo, ..., van der Boog, C. G., ... & Bouma, T.J. (2019). Maintaining tropical beaches with seagrass and algae: a promising alternative to engineering solutions. BioScience. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biy154