Physical oceanographer

Sammy L. Jay P.

What does a a Physical Oceanographer do?

Physical oceanographers typically study the physical conditions of the ocean such as waves currents, gyres and tides. They also study the processes within the ocean especially the motions and physical properties of the ocean. Some tools that physical oceanographers typically use is a thermometer (measures temperature) , a salinity hydrometer ( to measure the salinity in parts per meter) and a Ph meter. ( to measure ph levels)

2 Pros/Cons

Faster than average job growth

Higher than average earning potential

May require long and a irregular work hours

May require regular traveling

Physical oceanographers due to pollution and climate changes to give information to help them become more sustainable.


Typically, Ohysical Oceanographers help us understand the ocean. They can also determine when a storm is nearing.