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

Postdocs: Yavor Kostov

Students: Sam Cornish, Alice Richards

Visitors: Camille Lique

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; Fraser Goldsworth, James Boneham, Claudia Jones, Twm Jonathan, Adam Stanway, Laura Cimoli, Helene Asbjornsen.

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