- B.S. Physics, University of Wyoming, WY, USA, 1974
- M.S. Physical Oceanography, Texas A&M University, TX, USA, 1976
- Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, Texas A&M University, TX, USA, 1979
Professor of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
Dr. Olson's interests include ocean circulation dynamics, mesoscale phenomena, theory and observation of ocean frontal zones; drifter and satellite remote sensing studies of the surface circulation, tracer dynamics; processing studies of biophysical interactions and ecosystem modeling.