I study the physics of the ocean, trying to understand the mechanisms that link water motion and life within it. 

My work, in conjunction with an international network of collaborators, grapples with questions at the frontiers of physics, biology, and chemistry in the oceanic systems. I approach these questions from a multidimensional perspective that includes theory, observation, and modeling. By weaving these three approaches together, my research program is specifically designed to understand the interactions between oceanic circulation, marine ecosystems, and marine pollutants. I rigorously test predictions of the models I use with observations collected in the ocean. This research involves marine instrumentation, advanced computational methods, and visualization tools to address fundamental questions at the interface of oceanography and environmental engineering. 

      I currently hold a Guest Investigator appointment at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Prior to becoming a faculty member at CUNY, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Miami, and worked at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, University of Las Palmas (ULPGC), courses and research completed at University of Miami (RSMAS) from 2009 to 2012

M.S,, Chemical Oceanography, University of the Balearic Islands

B.S., Chemical Engineering, BarcelonaTECH

Scholarship / Publications

11. Lindo-Atichati, D., M. Curcic, C. B. Paris, and P. M. Buston, 2016: Description of surface transport in the region of the Belizean Barrier Reef based on observations and alternative high-resolution models. Ocean Modelling, 106, 74–89, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.09.010.

10. Domingues, R., G. Goni, F. Bringas, B. Muhling, D. Lindo-Atichati, and J. Walter, 2016: Variability of preferred environmental conditions for Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) larvae in the Gulf of Mexico during 1993–2011. Fisheries Oceanography, 25, 320–336, doi:10.1111/fog.12152.

9. Lindo-Atichati, D., C. B. Paris, M. Le Hénaff, M. Schedler, A. G. V. Juárez, and R. Müller, 2016: Simulating the effects of droplet size, high-pressure biodegradation, and variable flow rate on the subsea evolution of deep plumes from the Macondo blowout. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 301–310, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.01.011. 

8. Karnauskas, M., and others, 2015: Evidence of climate-driven ecosystem reorganization in the Gulf of Mexico. Global change biology, 21, 2554–2568, doi:10.1111/gcb.12894. 

7. Socolofsky, S. A., and others, 2015: Intercomparison of oil spill prediction models for accidental blowout scenarios with and without subsea chemical dispersant injection. Marine pollution bulletin, 96, 110–126.

6. Lindo-Atichati, D., and P. Sangrà, 2015: Observational evidence for atmospheric modulation of the Loop Current migrations. Frontiers of Earth Science, 9, 683–690, doi:10.1007/s11707-015-0537-0.

5. Muller-Karger, F. E., and others, 2015: Natural variability of surface oceanographic conditions in the offshore Gulf of Mexico. Progress in Oceanography, 134, 54–76, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.12.007. 

4. Aman, Z. M., C. B. Paris, E. F. May, M. L. Johns, and D. Lindo-Atichati, 2015: High-pressure visual experimental studies of oil-in-water dispersion droplet size. Chemical Engineering Science, 127, 392–400, doi:10.1016/j.ces.2015.01.058.

3. Lindo-Atichati, D., F. Bringas, and G. Goni, 2013: Loop Current excursions and ring detachments during 1993–2009. International journal of remote sensing, 34, 5042–5053, doi:10.1080/01431161.2013.787504.

2. Lindo-Atichati, D., F. Bringas, G. Goni, B. Muhling, F. E. Muller-Karger, and S. Habtes, 2012: Varying mesoscale structures influence larval fish distribution in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 463, 245–257, doi:10.3354/meps09860. 

1. Bergueiro, J. R., D. Lindo, S. Moreno, J. M. Calvilla, J. Gómez, and J. González, 2010: Study of the Geographical Boundaries for the Free Use of Dispersants. Journal of Maritime Research, 7, 41–54.