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.
- Stirring of interior potential vorticity gradients as a formation mechanism for subsurface-intensified eddies in the Beaufort Gyre
- Machine Learning-Derived Inference of the Meridional Overturning Circulation from Satellite-Observable Variables in an Ocean State Estimate
- Baroclinic ocean response to climate forcing regulates decadal variability of ice-shelf melting in the Amundsen Sea
- "Eddy" saturation of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current by standing waves
- Scalings for eddy buoyancy fluxes across prograde shelf/slope fronts
- Dynamical Controls on Bottom Water Transport and Transformation across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current