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 Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Physics.
Visitors: Matthew Thomas, Gabriele Messori, Talia Tamarin
Previous members of the group: Lesley Allison, Lucy Bricheno, Amrita Shravat, Sarka Tukova, Xiaoming Zhai, Stuart Daines, Adam Candy, Jemma Shipton, Helen Pillar, Peter Davis
We have a wide range of interests including polar oceanography, eddies, boundary current separation, the meridional overturning circulation and fundamental geophysical fluid dynamics. Many of us are also involved in the James Martin 21st Century Ocean Institute which aims to understand changes to the ocean carbon cycle.