Natalie Freeman

PhD 2017 in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

  • Former NSF Graduate Research Fellow



  • Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, PhD: University of Colorado Boulder, 2017
  • Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, MS: University of Colorado Boulder, 2014
  • Mathematics, BS: University of Kansas, 2012

Contact Information

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA


Southern Ocean, marine carbon cycle, Antarctic Polar Front, Silicate Front, remote sensing, coccolithophore calcification

Research Interests

Southern Ocean carbon cycling and ocean acidification; frontal variability and its impact on local biogeochemistry


For up to date information about my research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, see my current website and CV.


  • Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar Program Fellowship, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2017
  • MPOWIR (Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention) Speaker Series, NASA, 2016
  • Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute, 2016
  • Carol B. Lynch Graduate Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder, 2016
  • Best Oral Presentation, 6th International SOLAS Summer School, 2013
  • Diversity Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder, 2012
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2012
Photo Gallery




Natalie FreemanNikki Lovenduski 2016: Mapping the Antarctic Polar Front: Weekly realizations from 2002 to 2014, links to NetCDF file and MPEG4 movie. PANGAEA data set. Supplement to Earth System Science Data, 8(1): 191-198. doi:10.5194/essd-8-191-2016 DOI: 10.1594/PANGAEA.855640

David MunroNikki Lovenduski, Stephens, B. B., Newberger, T., Arrigo, K. R., Takahashi, T., Quay, P. D., Sprintall, J., Natalie Freeman, Sweeney, C. 2015: Estimates of net community production in the Southern Ocean determined from time series observations (2002-2011) of nutrients, dissolved inorganic carbon, and surface ocean pCO2 in Drake Passage. Deep-Sea Research II, 114: 49-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.12.014

Theses & Dissertations