Dr. Eric J. Anderson began working with CIGLR researchers in 2007 as a postdoctoral research fellow hosted by NOAA GLERL and has since served as an assistant research scientist at CIGLR before returning full-time to GLERL as a physical scientist and oceanographer. Dr. Anderson specializes in the modeling of the Great Lakes’ hydrodynamics, or the moments of large bodies of water imparted by meteorological activity. His work enables Great Lakes researchers to predict the movement of spills or harmful algal blooms, to inform warning systems of storm surges, and to better understand the mechanical forces shaping these aquatic environments.