Welcome to the UCLA Ocean Dynamics Group website
2016 Group Photo. Left to right: Aviv Solodoch, Yan Wang, Andrew Stewart, Ken Zhao, Julia Hazel and Zhao Xu.
Our research broadly addresses the physics of the ocean circulation, with an emphasis on its dynamics at high latitudes, particularly around the Antarctic margins. We study the ocean's intrinsic behavior and its interaction with the atmosphere, sea ice and ice sheets, primarily via the application of state-of-the art simulation tools. You can read more about our work on the Research page, and find individual researchers via the Group Members page. We also maintain a list of our group's scientific Publications.
Prospective students and postdocs interested in joining the group are encouraged to Contact us directly.
- Does Southern Ocean surface forcing shape the global ocean overturning circulation?
- Dynamic and thermodynamic effects of the winter Arctic Oscillation on summer sea ice extent
- Reshaping the Antarctic Circumpolar Current via Antarctic Bottom Water export
- Southern Ocean surface buoyancy forcing controls glacial-interglacial changes in the global deep ocean stratification
- A multi-basin residual-mean model for the global overturning circulation
- Baroclinic instability of axially-symmetric flow over sloping bathymetry