Welcome to the UCLA Ocean Dynamics Group website
2018 Group Photo. Left to right: Andrew Stewart, Jordyn Moscoso, Kaylie Cohanim, Luna Bai, Carlyn Schmidgall, Julia Hazel, Ken Zhao, Aviv Solodoch, (Absent) Kitty Wang. 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.
- Acceleration and overturning of the Antarctic Slope Current by winds, eddies, and tides
- Scalings for eddy buoyancy transfer across continental slopes under retrograde winds
- Mid-Holocene Northern Hemisphere warming driven by Arctic amplification and sea ice loss
- The Antarctic Slope Front in a Changing Climate
- Are the near-Antarctic easterly winds weakening in response to enhancement of the Southern Annular Mode?
- Sill-Influenced Exchange Flows in Ice Shelf Cavities