Welcome to the UCLA Ocean Dynamics Group website
2020 Group Photo. Left to right: (top row) Clara Si, Andrew Stewart, Xiaoyang Chi, (middle row) Luna Bai, Kaylie Cohanim, Carlyn Schmidgall, (bottom row) Jordyn Moscoso, Ken Zhao, Aviv Solodoch, (Absent) Ruibin Xia. 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.
- Boundary layer-mediated vorticity generation in currents over sloping bathymetry
- On the role of bottom pressure torques in wind-driven gyres
- Stirring of interior potential vorticity gradients as a formation mechanism for subsurface-intensified eddies in the Beaufort Gyre
- Mesoscale, tidal and seasonal/interannual drivers of the Weddell Sea overturning circulation
- Does Topographic Form Stress Impede Prograde Ocean Currents?
- Dynamics of Eddies Generated by Sea Ice Leads