I am an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab working with advisors Billy Kessler and Meghan Cronin on heat and momentum fluxes in the tropical Pacific ocean surface boundary layer. My thesis work at Scripps Institution of Oceanography focused on the basin-scale momentum balance in the Southern Ocean via analysis of the Southern Ocean State Estimate (SOSE) and observational data from the cDrake Experiment.

Publications

Masich, J., M. R. Mazloff, T. K. Chereskin (2018), Interfacial form stress in the Southern Ocean State Estimate, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, doi:10.1029/2018JC013844. Link.

Masich, J., T. K. Chereskin, and M. R. Mazloff (2015), Topographic form stress in the Southern Ocean State Estimate, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 7919–7933, doi:10.1002/2015JC011143. Link.

CV (pdf)

RESEARCH AND WORK EXPERIENCE
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab, Seattle, WA
NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, June 2018-present

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
Postdoctoral Researcher, Sept 2017 - June 2018
Ph.D. Candidate, Jan 2014 - Sept 2017
Graduate Student Researcher, Jul 2010 - Jan 2014
Field work: cDrake Experiment mooring recovery and LADCP data processing aboard the R/V Palmer in Drake Passage, Nov-Dec 2011
Teaching: Teaching Assistant for Lynne Talley's graduate class Introduction to Physical Oceanography, Fall 2015

Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Chicago, IL
Environmental Scientist in Clean Water Act enforcement, July 2008 - July 2010

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
Summer Student Fellow with Ray Schmitt, June 2007 - September 2007
EDUCATION
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, September 2017
M.S. in Physical Oceanography, January 2014
Advisor: Teresa Chereskin
Committee: Sarah Gille, Matthew Mazloff, Dean Roemmich, Sutanu Sarkar, Lynne Talley

The University of Chicago
B. A. in Physics with General Honors, minor in Environmental Studies, June 2008
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
NRC Research Associateship Programs Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, September 2011 - September 2014
University of California Regents Graduate Fellowship, September 2010 - September 2011
Honorable mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2011
Environmental Protection Agency Bronze Medal for Exceptional Service, 2009
PAPERS

Masich, J., M. R. Mazloff, T. K. Chereskin (2018), Interfacial form stress in the Southern Ocean State Estimate, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, doi:10.1029/2018JC013844.

Masich, J., Chereskin, T. K. and Mazloff, M. R. (2015), Topographic form stress in the Southern Ocean State Estimate.
J. Geophys. Res. Oceans. doi:10.1002/2015JC011143.

PRESENTATIONS

Masich, J., B. Kessler, M. Cronin and K. Grissom. Enhanced ocean boundary layer observations on NBDC TAO moorings. Presentation at TPOS2020 Backbone Face-to-Face Meeting, Woods Hole, MA, Sep 2018.

Masich, J., M. R. Mazloff, and T. K. Chereskin. Momentum balance in the Southern Ocean. Poster presentation at Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, Feb 2018.

Masich, J., M. R. Mazloff, and T. K. Chereskin. Interfacial form stress in the Southern Ocean State Estimate. Poster presentation at Southern Ocean Workshop, Boulder, CO, Apr 2017.

Masich, J., T. K. Chereskin, and M. R. Mazloff. Momentum balance in the Southern Ocean. PC14D-2091. Poster presentation at Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2016.

Masich, J., T. K. Chereskin, and M. R. Mazloff. Sources and sinks of momentum in the Southern Ocean State Estimate. 80363. Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 2015.

Millar, J. J., T. K. Chereskin, and D. R. Watts. Four-year observations of interfacial form stress in the northern Drake Passage. 14505. Poster presentation at Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI, Feb 2014.

Millar, J. J., T. K. Chereskin, and M. Mazloff. Exploring the Southern Ocean State Estimate in the Drake Passage: Assimilation and Analysis of an Inverted Echo Sounder Array. Oral and poster presentation at C-SOBOM NSF Science and Technology Center review Student and Postdoc Symposium, Princeton NJ, Oct 2012.

Millar, J. J., S. T. Gille, J. Sprintall, and M. Frantz. Assessing XCTD fall-rate errors using concurrent XCTD and CTD profiles in the Southern Ocean. OS21F-1565. Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco CA, Dec 2010.

Millar, J. J. and R. W. Schmitt. Parameterizing the mixing due to salt fingers. 873. Poster presentation at Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando FL, Feb 2008.

Millar, J. J., C. Orellana, and N. Mujica. Experimental characterization of supercritical bifurcation in the presence of noise. Poster presentation at the Southern Workshop on Granular Materials, Vina del Mar, Chile, 2006.