backResearcher Profile

Helmuth Sandstrom

Job Title: Research Scientist Emeritus
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Place of Birth: Konnu county, Harjumaa, Estonia
Public School attended: Parispea, Estonia and Jonsered, Sweden
High School attended: Gothenburg, Sweden
Further Education: University of Toronto (B.A., M.A.), University of California (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: East Coast Continental Shelves, Atlantic & Pacific & Arctic Oceans

Brief synopsis of current research:
Ocean mixing caused by internal wave activity. Estimation of mixing coefficients and associated fluxes of e.g. nutrients into the euphotic zone. Research is in support of proposed MPA (Marine Protected Areas) effort.


Recent Publications:

Sandstrom, H. and N. S. Oakey, Dissipation in Internal Tides and Solitary Waves. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 25, April 1995.

Sandstrom, H., J. A. Elliott and N. A. Cochrane, 1989: Observing groups of solitary internal waves and turbulence with BATFISH and EchoSounder. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 19.

Thinking back, I didn't exactly choose my career, it chose me. However, I very early on became a willing partner and haven't regretted it ever since. It does make demands on you from time to time, you may have to be away from home and family and the ocean can be unfriendly now and then, but the comradeship of your colleagues and coworkers makes up for it.