September 19, 2013
Internal lee waves are a player in ocean dynamics that may make an important contribution to deep-ocean mixing. They warrant serious consideration for inclusion in the next generation of climate models.
Malte Jansen, PhD’13 for Equilibration of an Atmosphere by Geostrophic Turbulence.
Dr. Jansen’s thesis work was supervised by Prof. Raffaele Ferrari. Dr. Jansen is now a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow working with Isaac Held at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)/ Princeton to work on polar amplification of climate signals
John Taylor, who worked with Raffaele Ferrari as an NSF funded Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow, is moving to Cambridge University in the U.K. at the end of the month, to take up a faculty position as a University Lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.
Malte Jansen is a third year graduate student in PAOC at MIT. He has been using MITgcm in an idealized study to explore how mixing by eddies may influence the equilibrium state of the extra-tropical atmosphere and the Southern Ocean and in particular why the two regimes exhibit such a different equilibrium state. His advisor is Raffaele Ferrari.
Mixing of ocean layers by tropical cyclones may have less effect on climate than previously thought, new research reveals.
Raffaele Ferrari has been awarded the Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award by the American Meteorological Society for profound insights and important discoveries on eddy and mixing processes in the ocean. The Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award is given in recognition of research achievement in the field of physical oceanography.