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A Photo of  Rachel Potter

Contact Information

Institute of Marine Science
114 O'Neill
P.O. Box 757220
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
Phone: (907) 474-5709

Rachel Potter

Physical Oceanography


  • Mapping Surface Currents with High-Frequency Radar
  • Satellite Oceanography


  • B.S. 1998 University of South Carolina (Marine Science)
  • B.S. 1998 University of South Carolina (Mathematics)
  • M.S. 2002 Duke University (Oceanography)



Fang, Y-C, T. J. Weingartner, R. A. Potter, P. R. Winsor, and H. Statscewich (2015), Quality Assessment of HF Radar Derived Surface Currents Using Optimal Interpolation,
J. Atmos. Ocean Technol., 32:282–296, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00109.1

Weingartner, T., Dobbins, E., Danielson, S., Winsor, P., Potter, R., Statscewich, H. (2013), Hydrographic variability over the northeastern Chukchi Sea shelf in summer-fall 2008-2010, Cont. Shelf Res., 67:5-22, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.03.012

Okkonen, S. R., C. J. Ashjian, R. G. Campbell, W. Maslowski, J. L. Clement‐Kinney, and R. Potter (2009), Intrusion of warm Bering/Chukchi waters onto the shelf in the western Beaufort Sea, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C00A11, doi:10.1029/2008JC004870.

Potter, R. A. and M. S. Lozier (2004), On the warming and salinification of the Mediterranean outflow waters in the North Atlantic, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L01202, doi:10.1029/2003GL018161.