Education Profile

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, 1977-1980
  • Ph.D. Duke University, 1977
  • B.S. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1971

Research Interests

​Burton Jones is a Professor in the Red Sea Research Center. His research interests include bio-optical oceanography, physical-biological interactions, coastal processes, and coastal ocean observing systems. He has been involved in studying the dynamics of physical/bio-optical interactions in a variety of environments that include coastal California, the Arabian Sea, Japan/East Sea, the Adriatic Sea, and now the Red Sea. Recently, as part of the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) and research in harmful algal bloom monitoring, Dr. Jones has been involved in implementing a coastal observing system that includes fixed sites and autonomous vehicles. This includes participation in the development of an intelligent network of fixed and mobile nodes coupled with real-time ocean modeling capable of adaptive mapping and sampling strategies.

Selected Publications

  • Jones, B. H., C. M. Lee, G. Toro-Farmer, E. Boss, M. C. Gregg, and C. Villanoy (2011), Tidally driven exchange in an archipelago strait: Biological and optical responses, Oceanography, 24(1), 142-155.
  • Kim, S. Y., et al. (2010), Observations of high-resolution coastal surface circulation on the U. S. West Coast, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 116(C03011), doi:10.1029/2010JC006669.
  • Lee, C. M., B. H. Jones, K. H. Brink, and A. S. Fischer (2000), The upper-ocean response to monsoonal forcing in the Arabian Sea: seasonal and spatial variability, Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 47(7-8), 1177-1226.
  • Noble, M., B. Jones, P. Hamilton, J. Xu, G. Robertson, L. Rosenfeld, and J. Largier (2009), Cross-shelf transport into nearshore waters due to shoaling internal tides in San Pedro Bay, CA, Continental Shelf Research, 29(5), 1768-1785, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2009.04.008.
  • Sekula-Wood, E., et al. (2009), Rapid downward transport of the neurotoxin domoic acid in coastal waters, Nature Geoscience, 2(4), 272-275, doi:Doi 10.1038/Ngeo472.