Robert R. Leben

Research Associate Professor
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado, Boulder

Bob Leben
Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research,
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Research Interests

My primary expertise is in satellite altimetry and its application to ocean circulation monitoring. I am also interested in computational fluid dynamics and digital signal processing techniques and their application to problems in geophysical fluid dynamics and aerodynamics.


Recent Publications

Archival Journal Publications

Sturges, W. and R. Leben, 2000
"Frequency of ring separations from the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico'' J. Phys. Oceanog., Vol. 30, pp. 1814-1819.
Biggs, D. C., R. R. Leben and J. G. Ortega-Ortiz, 2000
"Ship and satellite studies of mesoscale circulation and sperm whale habitats in the northeast Gulf of Mexico during GulfCet II'' Gulf of Mexico Science, 2000(1), pp. 15-22.
R. D. Hetland, Y. Hsueh, R. R. Leben, and P. P. Niiler, 1999 [article - html] [article - pdf]
"A Loop Current-induced jet along the edge of the West Florida Shelf.'' Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 26, No. 15, pp. 2239-2242.
T. Georges, J. Harlan, T. Lee and R. Leben, 1998
"Observations of the Florida Current with two over-the-horizon radars." Radio Science, Vol. 33(4), pp. 1227-1239, 1998.
J. E. Hart, B. Adler and R. Leben, 1998 [abstract]
"Cyclonic/anticyclonic gyre local asymmetries: Laboratory and intermediate model experiments." Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 27(1-4), pp 219-232.
T. Georges, J. Harlan, R. Leben and R. Lematta, 1998
"Ocean surface currents mapped with over-the-horizon HF radar." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 101-110.
D. Biggs, R. Zimmerman, R. Gasca, E. Su-Elrez, I. Castellanos and R. Leben, 1997
"Note on plankton and cold-core rings in the Gulf of Mexico." Fish. Bull., Vol. 95, pp. 369-375.
D. Biggs, G. Fargion, P. Hamilton and R. Leben, 1996
"Cleavage of a Gulf of Mexico Loop Current eddy by a deep water cyclone." J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 101, pp. 20,629-20,642.
M. Zulauf, J. E. Hart, R. Leben and M. Mundt, 1996 [abstract]
"Local instability in a periodically forced sliced cylinder." Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Vol. 25, pp. 87-107.
J. Hendricks, R. Leben, G. Born and C. Koblinsky, 1996
"EOF analysis of global TOPEX/POSEIDON data and implications for detection of global sea level rise." J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 101, pp. 14131-14146.
Y. Yu, W. J. Emery and R. Leben, 1995
"Satellite altimeter derived geostrophic currents in the western tropical Pacific during 1992-93 and their validation with drifting buoy trajectories." J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 100, pp. 25069-25086.

Online Publications

J. Lillibridge, R. Leben and F. Vossepoel, 1997 [article - html] [article - pdf]
"Real-time altimetry from ERS-2,Proc. 3rd ERS Symp., Florence, Italy, March 1997.

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