The Physical Oceanography group uses analytical theory, numerical models and ocean observations to understand the circulation of the oceans and their role in the climate system. It includes scientists in both the Earth Sciences Department and in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics.

Earth Sciences Faculty: Helen Johnson

DPhil students: Oliver Tooth

Master’s students: Olivia Atkins, Alex Albinski

Postdocs: Margarita Markina

Visitors: Stephanie Waterman (University of British Columbia), Alice Richards

For details of AOPP faculty, postdocs and students, see here.

Previous members of the group: Lesley Allison, Xiaoming Zhai, Lars Czeschel, Helen Pillar, Peter Davis, David Munday, Renske Gelderloos, Camille Lique, Liam Brannigan, Thomas Millgate, Graeme MacGilchrist,  Laura Cimoli, Helene Asbjornsen, Yavor Kostov, Sam Cornish, Claudia Jones, Twm Jonathan, Alice Richards, Fraser Goldsworth, Adam Stanway, James Boneham, Noam Vogt-Vincent.

We have a wide range of interests including polar oceanography, eddies, boundary current separation, the meridional overturning circulation and fundamental geophysical fluid dynamics.