Group


Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
Linde+Robinson 224

(626) 395-8345
andrewt@caltech.edu

Mar Flexas

Mar Flexas

Senior Research Scientist

Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
Linde+Robinson 205
(626) 395-8675
marf@caltech.edu

Interests: Ocean circulation and dynamics in high latitudes, mesoscale and submesoscale dynamics, shelf-slope processes, flow over submarine canyons

Georgy Manucharyan

Georgy Manucharyan

Stanback Postdoctoral Scholar in Environmental Science & Engineering
Ph.D. Yale University

(626) 395-8692
gmanuch@caltech.edu
Personal Website

Interests:
Arctic circulation
Geophysical fluid dynamics

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Emily Newsom

Emily Newsom

NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. University of Washington

(626) 395-8692
enewsom@caltech.edu
Personal Website

Interests:
Large-scale overturning circulation
Southern Ocean dynamics
Sea ice

Zhan Su

Zhan Su

NASA NPP Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

(626) 395-8715
zssu@caltech.edu
Personal Website

Interests:
Ocean turbulence
Geophysical fluid dynamics
Arctic and Antarctic sea ice trends

Xiaozhou Ruan

Xiaozhou Ruan

Graduate student

I am interested in the geophysical fluid dynamics and my research is currently focused on the boundary layer dynamics and their connections with the large-scale ocean circulations. I use a combination of theoretical fluid dynamics, numerical modeling and analysis of observations to tackle these problems.

Giuliana Viglione

Giuliana Viglione

Graduate student

I am a third year graduate student studying mixed layer dynamics, particularly around the Southern Ocean. My focus is on submesoscale features and instabilities. In particular, I am interested in modulation of the mixed layer depth in response to external forcings. I tackle these problems using a combination of numerical models and observations from autonomous vehicles.

Zach Erickson

Zach Erickson

Graduate student

Personal Website

I am a third year graduate student working on physical controls on marine biological production. My focus is on small-scale features in the Southern Ocean. My work will help parameterize satellite estimates of the biological uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into the deep ocean, which is known as the biological pump.

Nora Oshima

Nora Oshima

Administrative Assistant

Alumni

  • Andrew Stewart, now Asst. Professor at UCLA
  • Stuart Bishop, now Asst. Professor at North Carolina St. Univeristy
  • Ayah Lazar, now Research Scientist at National Institute of Oceanography, Israel
  • Madeleine Youngs, now graduate student at MIT

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