Welcome to the UCLA Ocean Dynamics Group website
2021 Group Photo. Left to right: (top row) Carlyn Schmidgall, Andrew Stewart, Luna Bai, Xiaoyang Chi, (middle row) Clara Si, Jordyn Moscoso, Yan Wang, Jennifer Kosty, (bottom row) Ken Zhao, Aviv Solodoch. 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.
- Linking Overturning, Recirculation, and Melt in Glacial Fjords
- Coupled ocean/sea ice dynamics of the Antarctic Slope Current driven by topographic eddy suppression and sea ice momentum redistribution
- Emergent Quantization in Size-Structured Planktonic Ecosystems
- Bottom-up control of subpolar gyres and the overturning circulation in the Southern Ocean
- Evolution of bottom boundary layers on three dimensional topography - Buoyancy adjustment and instabilities
- Stirring of interior potential vorticity gradients as a formation mechanism for subsurface-intensified eddies in the Beaufort Gyre