As in most fluid dynamics systems, the ocean is a tremendously non-linear system. To improve our understanding of the physics of the ocean is also crucial to improve our understanding of the climate system. In our group, we tackle fundamental oceanic processes with the tool of contemporary physics, i.e., non-linear theoretical physics and numerical simulations. Interested students will be able to choose from a wide range of projects: Are there yet-to-be-discovered instabilities of underwater currents? What is the relevant non-linear physics that shapes the power spectrum of the ocean? What are the fundamental changes in the Arctic Ocean's dynamics under a changing climate? Each project is rich enough to allow for pen-and-paper as well as numerical investigations, and the student will be free to choose what they want to focus on.
These projects would be exploratory by nature.
No fluyid dynamics knowledge required! Some Python and EM-style PDE will be common encounters. Physics, Mathematics or EngSci. 3rd year minimum, B+ average.
Assitant Professor, Department of Physics
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