University of Texas at Austin
David Trossman




phone (512) 232-2586

office POB 4.246

David Trossman

Research Associate Computational Research in Ice and Ocean Systems Group


David Trossman earned his Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the University of Washington-Seattle in 2011, where he developed methods to combine information from modeled and observed transient tracers to infer oceanic thermocline ventilation rates and water mass ages. He did two postdocs (at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and McGill University's Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) before doing a two-year stint with NASA's Goddard Space Center and Johns Hopkins University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences through the GESTAR program. He joined the Oden Institute in 2017.

David Trossman is a computational ocean scientist. In general, his research has taken two trajectories: 1) study the interactions between the ocean and other components of the Earth system by developing numerical models and running experiments, and 2) advance the reconstruction of the ocean’s historical conditions by blending the information content of various observational and model data sources through statistical techniques.