Gary Mitchum

Gary Mitchum
Professor of Physical Oceanography and the Associate Dean in the College of Marine Science, University of South Florida.

Gary Mitchum is presently a Professor of Physical Oceanography and the Associate Dean

in the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. He received his PhD

from the Department of Oceanography at the Florida State University in 1984, and spent

11 years in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii as a member of

the research faculty and the Director of the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center. He has

published on a wide variety of topics in ocean physics, but his research interests primarily

emphasize short-term climate variability, ranging from season-to-season changes to year-

to-year changes to long-term sea level rise. Over the past decade or so he has spent a

substantial amount of time advising local, regional and state decision makers and

practitioners on sea level change issues.