Teresa K. Chereskin
Research Oceanographer
Integrated Oceanography Division

Teresa Chereskin is a Research Oceanographer and Senior Lecturer in the Integrated Oceanography Division (IOD) and the Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography (CASPO) Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. She is Associate Director of the CASPO Division.

Her research focuses on observations of ocean circulation, property transport, and exchange. Recent projects include the wintertime formation of Antarctic Intermediate Water, long-term variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage and studies of the mesoscale circulation of the California Current System.

She has participated in a total of 26 expeditions in the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Southern Oceans and has been chief or co-chief scientist on 13 expeditions. She is currently a member of the CLIVAR/CLiC/SCAR Southern Ocean Panel and the IEEE Current Meter Technology Committee. Past committees include the UNOLS Fleet Improvement Committee, the Antarctic Research Vessels Oversight Committee and the Polar Research Vessel Standing Committee.

Born in Chicago, IL., Chereskin received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology–Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge, England. Before joining Scripps she was an assistant professor at Oregon State University.

Chereskin is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, and Sigma Xi.

Last updated February 2013