Benjamin Jaimes de la Cruz

Assoc. Scientist, MAS

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Associate Scientist

Currently in an associate scientist appointment in the Rosenstiel School’s division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Benjamin Jaimes holds interests that include hurricane-ocean interactions; eddy-mean flow interaction in the ocean; the dynamics of the enigmatic Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current and associated eddy field. Jaimes earned his M.Sc. (1995) in Computer Science (numerical modeling) from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, and a M.Sc. (2005) and a Ph.D. (2009) in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the University of Miami.
My scientific interest includes air-sea interaction in hurricanes over oceanic mesoscale eddies, near-inertial wave propagation in geostrophic flow, dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico ― including the Loop Current and warm and cold core eddies―, and eddy-mean flow interaction in the ocean, from observational, theoretical, and numerical modeling perspectives.