Sarah Gille is a profesor in the Oceans and Atmospheres Section at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Her research focuses on ocean dynamics and their role in Earth’s climate system, primarily in the Southern Ocean. She makes use of a combination of remote-sensing data, in situ observations, numerical model output, and theoretical ideas.

Gille received a B.S. in physics from Yale University and a Ph.D in physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)–Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in 1995. She carried out postdoctoral research. She carried out postdoctoral research at Scripps and at the University of East Anglia (UK). Before joining Scripps and UCSD in 2000, Gille was an assistant professor in the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine. She is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, and Sigma Xi.

In 2000, she received the Zeldovich Award for excellence and achievement by a young scientist from the Committee on Space Research and the Russian Academy of Sciences as well as a Career Award from the National Science Foundation. In 1995, she received the Carl-Gustav Rossby Award for best thesis of the year from MIT’s Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate.

(December 2012)