Everyone please welcome our newest member at DSN, Dr. Kim Martini, aka @rejectedbanana. I am very excited to have Dr. Martini now blogging with us. She brings a much needed voice to DSN on a subject that was horrendously ignored here–physical oceanography, i.e. how the oceans
shake, rattle, and roll move and mix. Her guest posts on the largest waves in the ocean (internal waves), where the ocean mixing happens, updates from the Arctic, and her first post her describing ocean masses via cocktails (a stroke of genius), are both welcome and fantastic content. Quick someone nominate them for Open Lab!
I believe her career and writing embody DSN’s mission and core principles. As an early career scientist, she already has an impressive list of scientific publications. These include publications on her favorite subject, internal waves, and a paper discussing the from junior scientists about women in physical oceanography gained from a Pattullo Conference (named after the first women to receive a Ph.D. in physical oceanography). This kind of focus on plurality of voices and of course science is truly what DSN is about.
When Dr. Martini sent us her biography and it included this gem “Quite simply, her goal in life is to throw expensive s**t into the ocean,” I knew she would fit in just fine here.
Please don’t hold back in the comments welcome Dr. Martini (why can’t I have cool name like that…Dr. Manhattan would be awesome) to DSN!!