Kelly Cole, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

314 Boardman Hall

University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5711
Phone: 817.629.1683
Fax: 207.581.3888


Ph.D. – Oceanography,
Texas A&M University, 2014.

M.S. – Oceanography,
Texas A&M University, 2008.

B.S. – Applied Mathematical Sciences,
Texas A&M University, 2004.

Research interest:

Numerical modeling of ocean circulation, coastal and estuarine dynamics, river plumes and other buoyancy driven flow, geophysical fluid dynamics, biological-physical interactions.

Selected publications:

1. Cole, K.L., D.G. MacDonald, G. Kakoulaki and R.D. Hetland (2020), River plume source-front connectivity, Ocean Modelling, 101571.

2. Cole, K.L., and R.D. Hetland (2016), The effects of rotation and river discharge on net mixing in small mouth Kelvin number plumes, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46(5), 1421-1436.