Oceans & Cryosphere, Theory & Observations @Caltech

Office: 224, The Linde Center
Phone: 626-395-8345

Mail Code: 131-24
Pasadena, CA 91125-2300

The Oceans & Cryosphere, Theory & Observations (OCTO) Group seeks to improve scientific understanding of the ocean’s role in Earth’s climate. We are interested in the physical processes by which the ocean couples to and influences other components of the climate system, including the atmosphere, cryosphere, and marine ecosystems. Our research informs topics including global warming, sea level change, and the global carbon cycle. Work in the group develops and employs cutting-edge scientific techniques to study ocean dynamics, including the analysis of remote sensing observations; collection of novel observations using ship-based and autonomous platforms; the design of high-resolution process-based models of ocean dynamics; and the analysis of global climate models. We are motivated by providing insight into how the ocean impacts Earth’s climate during periods of global change.

We seek to foster an inclusive, collaborative, and supportive environment in which group members can develop scientific research, communication, and outreach skills. We are committed to training and enabling early career scientists with diverse backgrounds (country of origin, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual-orientation, etc.) and preparing broadly-educated scientists for a variety of STEM careers of societal relevance.

Please explore this site to learn more about our work. We welcome questions about graduate school and research opportunities.

Group Resources and Expectations Guide (last updated, Jan. 2023)