My research aims to advance our understanding of ocean mixing:

  • Mixing rates
  • Space-time distributions
  • Mechanisms
  • Impacts
  • Model representations

To do so we are:

1. Pioneering the use of a robotic ocean observing platform (an ‚”ocean glider”) that provides near-continuous, sustained measurements of ocean turbulence and delivers unprecedented views of the ocean mixing environment;

2. Exploiting turbulence parameterizations to infer mixing rates from more readily-available ocean observations thus delivering insights into the variability of ocean mixing on time and space scales previously inaccessible

3. Conducting “thought experiment” model studies targeting process-level understanding and the development of new theoretical frameworks for the parametrization of mixing, stirring, and scale-interactions in ocean models.