She is currently a Senior Scientist for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), as well as the Director of the Ocean and Climate Change Institute at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She received a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy from Brigham Young University, her M.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado, and her Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Colorado. She was a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Colorado – Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Assistant Professor at Purdue University – Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Associate Professor at Purdue University – Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Associate Professor at Florida State University – Department of Meteorology, Director of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute at Florida State University, and Associate Scientist with Tenure at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Her research interests include exchanges of heat, moisture, and momentum between the ocean and the atmosphere. This includes turbulent boundary layers, air-sea interactions, remote sensing of the ocean and the near-surface atmosphere. She is also interested in ocean and atmosphere modeling, water cycle variability, and the role of small-scale variability on climate scales.
Carol Anne has been the author or co-author of 44 refereed publications and 5 other publications, co-author of 2 books, co-author of 2 book chapters, presented 70 conference proceedings at national and international conferences and workshops, and was invited to present 40 lectures at national and international conferences and workshops. She also was granted a US patent in 2010, “Systems and methods for determining turbulent mixing in the free atmosphere”.
She received many accolades from various organizations including the NSF CAREER award, the Purdue Teaching for Tomorrow award, the ONR Young Investigator award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Florida State University Developing Scholar award, and the Florida State University Graduate Faculty Mentor award.
Carol Anne was a member of the AMS Board of Meteorological and Oceanographic Education in Universities from 2000 – 2003, the AMS Committee on Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere from 2000 – 2005. She is currently is a member of the AMS Committee on Coastal Environments since 2009, the AMS Satellite Meteorology Oceanography and Climatology since 2012, and the US CLIVAR Phenomena, Observation and Synthesis Panel since 2014. She is the member of the NASA Sea Surface Temperature Science Team as well as the NASA Ocean Salinity Science Team, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorology Society. She was also on the Committee on Earth Studies, Committee for Study on TRMM, Board of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, and the Panel on Water Cycle and Water. Her Project Leads include the Chair of the WCRP GEWEX Seaflux project, and the Chair of the Global High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Diurnal Variability Working Group. Carol Anne was also on the review boards for the NASA Science review, NOAA Cooperative Institute Reviews, University of Colorado Aerospace Engineering Sciences’ External Advisory Board and the Institute of Geophysical and Planetary Physics at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
She has also been involved with a lot of other professional services and activities including presenting at the WHOI Board of Trustees, being a WHOI Trustee Partner, presenting at the NYC fundraising trustee event, as well as presenting at the Massachusetts Marine Educators. She is a panel member for NASA Physical Oceanography, NSF Physical Oceanography, NSF Atmospheric Science, and NOAA Climate Prediction Program of the Americas. Carol Anne organized many workshops including the GHRSST (Global High Resolution SST) annual workshop, the Joint CLIVAR/Seaflux Surface fluxes: Challenges for High Latitudes, and the Seaflux 4th Workshop in Amsterdam. She was also the Program Chair for the 12th AMS Conference on Air-Sea interactions, Science steering committee for the 2013 EUMETSAT/AMS Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Conference, and multiple session chairs at AMS and AGU meetings. Her institutional Committees include the WHOI Scientific Staff Executive Committee (serving as Committee Chair for 2013), as well as the WHOI Recruitment Committee.
Carol Anne has been a journal reviewer for the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Journal of Climate, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Journal of Applied Meteorology, Dynamics of Atmosphere and Oceans, Journal of Applied Meteorology, and Remote Sensing of the Environment. She was also the Associate Editor for the Monthly Weather Review from 2004 – 2006.
Carol Anne has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses at Purdue University. She also taught courses at Florida State University, as well as for the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. She was an advisor for many students in the Masters and Ph.D program at Purdue University, and Florida State University and also advised a few postdoctoral candidates. She is currently an advisor for students in the Joint Program in Oceanography from MIT/WHOI.