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National Oceanography Centre
Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH
E.Frajka-Williams@noc.soton.ac.uk
564/16 National Oceanography Centre
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 6044

About me

After completing my PhD at the University of Washington, I joined the Marine Physics and Ocean Climate group at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, UK as a senior research fellow. I have recently joined the faculty at the University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Sciences, sharing the building of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

My work is primarily observationally-based physical oceanography, often combining multiple datasets to get a more complete picture, including in situ observations from cruises, gliders, floats and moorings, and satellite observations. See research for more details. My focus is on dynamics affecting the overturning circulation of the ocean, as well as interactions between physical oceanography and other fields.

Teaching

SOES3016 (2012): Oceanography from Space. Please note, the module profile online has not yet been updated.

Fun stuff

Temperature anomalies in the deep Atlantic along the Mid-Atlantic ridge associated with possible meridionally propagating waves (added Oct 22)

Current Research

I am part of the RAPID-WATCH team including researchers from the US, UK and Germany, using observations from an array at 26.5 N in the Atlantic to quantify and understand dynamics controlling the Meridional Overturning Circulation.

I am primarily interested in how the MOC is changing due to climate change, and how changes in ocean circulation impact the climate. Current avenues of research include transport in density classes, meridional coherence of events, and short-time scale variability.

Here is a review of past results from the RAPID/MOCHA array: Review_of_RAPID.pdf.




Resources

I loosely maintain a set of instructions for how to download and read into matlab various free oceanographic datasets. See Computing Tools for more information.