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Timour Radko

Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-3318
Other Experience
  • 2000 - 2004 Research Scientist, EAPS, MIT
  • 1997 - 2000 Post-doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Oceanography, FSU
Research Interests
General circulation of the ocean
Dynamics of mesoscale jets and vortices
Double diffusive convection
Wave motion
Teaching Interests
General Circulation of the Ocean
Waves and Instabilities


  • 2011 - Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching, Monterey County Foundation
  • 2010 - Schieffelin Award for Excellence in Teaching, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2008 - Merit Award for Research, GSEAS, NPS
  • 2006 - Faculty Early Career Development Award, National Science Foundation

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Member, American Geophysical Union

Scholarly Work

  • Journal Article
  • Radko, T, (2018). Effects of weak planetary rotation on the stability and dynamics of internal stratified jets. Physics of Fluids, (30), 096602.
  • Radko, T, (2017). Life and demise of intra-thermocline mesoscale vortices. Journal of Physical Oceanography, (47), 3087-3103.
  • Radko, T, (2017). On the topographic modulation of large-scale eddying flows. Journal of Physical Oceanography, (47), 2157-2172.
  • Moody, Z. E., Merriam, C. J., Radko, T., & Joseph, J. E, (2017). On the structure and dynamics of stratified wakes generated by submerged propagating objects. JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY, 2(10), 191-204.
  • Sutyrin, G., & Radko, T, (2017). The fate of pancake vortices. PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, 3(29).
  • Radko, T, (2016). Diapycnal Velocity in theDouble-Diffusive Thermocline. Fluids, 3(1).
  • Radko, T, (2016). Stabilization of isolated vortices in a rotating stratified fluid. Fluids, 3(1).
  • Radko, T, (2016). Thermohaline layering in dynamically and diffusively stable shear flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (805), 147-170.
  • Radko, T, (2016). On the spontaneous generation of large-scale eddy-induced patterns: the Average Eddy model. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (809), 316-344.
  • Radko, T, (2015). Double-diffusive convection in a stochastic shear. Journal of Physical Oceanography, (45), 3155-3167.
  • (2011). Semi-Adiabatic Model of the Deep Stratification and Meridional Overturning..
  • (2011). Finescale Instabilities of the Double-Diffusive Shear Flow..