My interests in physical oceanography include dense overflows and hydraulics, internal waves, turbulent mixing, and the impacts of these small-scale processes on the large-scale ocean circulation.
My research is mostly based on sea-going observations.
I design experiments using a variety of moored and shipboard instrumentation and lead research cruises.
I design, deploy and recover oceanographic moorings to collect time series of ocean velocity, hydrography and turbulence.
I am a physical oceanographer currently working as project scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. My research interests include oceanic processes like dense overflows and hydraulics, internal waves and turbulent mixing, and their impacts on the large-scale ocean circulation. My research is primarily based on the collection and analysis of shipboard and moored in-situ observations. I am a member of Multiscale Ocean Dynamics at Scripps.
Dr.rer.nat. Physical Oceanography, 2010
University of Hamburg
Diplom Physics, 2006
University of Hamburg
ONR-funded project to study the generation, propagation and decay of near-inertial waves in the North Atlantic
Turbulence and abyssal upwelling in the deep bottom boundary layers.
Understanding three-dimensional oceanic processes that may influence the propagation of multi-scale convective systems in the atmosphere
NSF-funded project to study hydraulic processes in the abyssal flow through the Samoan Passage
ONR-funded project to study flow-topography interactions in the vicinity of Palau in the northern tropical Pacific
I Open Source
Ocean Mixing Parameterizations in Python.
CTD Data Processing in Python.
Somewhat random collection of data analysis code snippets written in Python. Sharing this here as I sometimes find inspiration in other peoples code. Please be aware that breaking changes may occur at any moment.
Adds a magic command to IPython that will watch out for file changes and re-evaluate a notebook cell if any changes occur.
Postdoctoral research on the abyssal flow through the Samoan Passage.
Mentors: Matthew Alford & James Girton
Dissertation On the Nordic Overturning Circulation
Diploma thesis Entrainment in the Denmark Strait Overflow Plume by meso-scale Eddies
Mentor: Detlef Quadfasel