Welcome to the UCLA Dynamical Oceanography Group website
2021 Group Photo. Left to right: Andrew Stewart, Aviv Solodoch, Sunny Yeh, Garrett Finucane, Jordyn Moscoso, Jennifer Kosty, Sophia Spungin, Clara Si, (absent) Carlyn Schmidgall. Previous group photos.
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.
- Coupled ocean/sea ice dynamics of the Antarctic Slope Current driven by topographic eddy suppression and sea ice momentum redistribution
- Scalings for eddy buoyancy fluxes across prograde shelf/slope fronts
- Dynamical Controls on Bottom Water Transport and Transformation across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current
- Standing Eddies in Glacial Fjords and their Role in Fjord Circulation and Melt
- Coastal freshening enhances eddy-driven heat transfer toward the Antarctic margins
- Topographic Rossby Wave-modulated oscillations of dense overflows