Associate Professor
Coastal physical oceanography
252 Marine Sciences Bldg.
Office Phone:  (706) 542-2422
Lab Association: 
251/253 Marine Sciences Bldg.
Lab Phone: 
(706) 542-2527
Research Area: 


Ph.D. 2006, Oregon State University (Physical Oceanography)

Research Emphasis:

Coastal ocean dynamics and its impact on the marine ecosystem, wind-driven mesoscale flows, flow-topography interactions, buoyancy-driven flows, internal waves and tides, coupled ocean observing and modeling networks, autonomous underwater gliders.



  • Yeping Yuan (Postdoc 2013-2015) - Now Assistant Professor at Zhejiang University (China)
  • Yuntao Wang (PhD Student 2010-2015) - Now Associate Professor at Second Institute of Oceanography (China)
Graduate Students: 

Renato Castelao's Selected Publications

Castelao RM, He R.  2013.  Mesoscale eddies in the South Atlantic Bight. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 118(10):5720-5731.
Huang W-J, Cai W-J, Castelao RM, Wang Y, Lohrenz SE.  2013.  Effects of a wind-driven cross-shelf large river plume on biological production and CO2 uptake on the Gulf of Mexico during spring. Limnology and Oceanography. 58(5):1727-1735.
Belem AL, Castelao RM, Albuquerque ALuiza.  2013.  Controls of subsurface temperature variability in a western boundary upwelling system. Geophysical Research Letters. 40(7):1362-1366.
Castelao RM.  2012.  Sea Surface Temperature and Wind Stress Curl Variability near a Cape. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 42(11):2073-2087.
Xu Y, Chant R, Gong D, Castelao R, Glenn S, Schofield O.  2011.  Seasonal variability of chlorophyll a in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. Continental Shelf Research. 31(16):1640-1650.
Castelao R.  2011.  Intrusions of Gulf Stream waters onto the South Atlantic Bight shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research. 116(C10)
Castelao R, Chant R, Glenn S, Schofield O.  2010.  The Effects of Tides and Oscillatory Winds on the Subtidal Inner-Shelf Cross-Shelf Circulation. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 40(4):775-788.
Castelao R, Glenn S, Schofield O.  2010.  Temperature, salinity, and density variability in the central Middle Atlantic Bight. Journal of Geophysical Research. 115(C10)
Castelao R, Glenn S, Schofield O, Chant R, Wilkin J, Kohut J.  2008.  Seasonal evolution of hydrographic fields in the central Middle Atlantic Bight from glider observations. Geophysical Research Letters. 35(3)