Welcome to the UCLA Dynamical Oceanography Group website
2022 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.
- Baroclinic ocean response to climate forcing regulates decadal variability of ice-shelf melting in the Amundsen Sea
- Standing Eddies in Glacial Fjords and their Role in Fjord Circulation and Melt
- Controls of topographic Rossby wave properties and downslope transport in dense overflows
- Future changes in Antarctic coastal polynyas and bottom water formation simulated by a high-resolution coupled model
- Machine Learning-Derived Inference of the Meridional Overturning Circulation from Satellite-Observable Variables in an Ocean State Estimate
- "Eddy" saturation of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current by standing waves