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Tarang Khangaonkar, Ph.D., P.E.

Director Salish Sea Modeling Center
oceanic modeling

Dr. Khangaonkar is the Director of the Salish Sea Modeling Center (SSMC) at University of Washington Puget Sound Institute, through a dual appointment with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He brings the necessary enthusiasm, expertise, experience and vision to SSMC. This includes goals such as advancement and use of state-of-the-art models of the Salish Sea ecosystem, to foster a transparent and collaborative environment for ocean modeling, and, to continue expansion, and development of the Salish Sea Model – Operational Forecast System for our community.
Scholarly Interests

• Coastal circulation and hydrodynamic modeling
• Water quality and biogeochemical processes modeling
• Effluent mixing and fate and transport modeling
• Nearshore habitat restoration design
• Climate change and sea level rise
• Ocean acidification
• Sediment transport and littoral processes
• Toxics fate and transport modeling
• Integrated modeling of riverine, floodplain, estuarine, and coastal watersheds