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: Sam Cornish, Claudia Jones, Tomas Jonathan, Adam Stanway, Alice Richards, Fraser Goldsworth, James Boneham, Noam Vogt Vincent.

Visitors: Camille Lique (Ifremer, Brest) and Graeme MacGilchrist (Princeton)

For details of AOPP faculty, postdocs and students see: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/research/physical-oceanography

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.

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