Dr Peter Brown

Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems
+44 (0)23 8059 5948

I work on the global carbon and freshwater cycles, investigating how they function on modern, preindustrial and glacial timescales, and how they’re changing under anthropogenic influences. A particular focus of my research lies in the ventilation, transport and accumulation of anthropogenic carbon in the Atlantic, from the tropics to the polar margins.



Legge, Oliver J.; Bakker, Dorothee C.E.; Meredith, Michael P.; Venables, Hugh J.; Brown, Peter J.; Jones, Elizabeth M.; Johnson, Martin T.. 2017 The seasonal cycle of carbonate system processes in Ryder Bay, West Antarctic Peninsula. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 139. 167-180.10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.11.006
Evans, G.R.; McDonagh, E.L.; King, B.A.; Bryden, H.L.; Bakker, D.C.E.; Brown, P.J.; Schuster, U.; Speer, K.G.; van Heuven, S.M.A.C.. 2017 South Atlantic interbasin exchanges of mass, heat, salt and anthropogenic carbon. Progress in Oceanography, 151. 62-82.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2016.11.005
Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.; MacGilchrist, Graeme A.; Brown, Peter J.; Evans, D. Gwyn; Meijers, Andrew J.S.; Zika, Jan D.. 2017 High-latitude ocean ventilation and its role in Earth's climate transitions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375 (2102). 20160324.10.1098/rsta.2016.0324
Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.; Zika, Jan D.; Jullion, Loïc; Brown, Peter J.; Holland, Paul R.; Meredith, Michael P.; Bacon, Sheldon. 2016 The thermodynamic balance of the Weddell Gyre. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (1). 317-325.10.1002/2015GL066658
Loose, Brice; Jenkins, William J.; Moriarty, Roisin; Brown, Peter; Jullion, Loic; Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.; Torres-valdes, Sinhue; Hoppema, Mario; Ballentine, Chris; Meredith, Michael P.. 2016 Estimating the recharge properties of the deep ocean using noble gases and helium isotopes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121 (8). 5959-5979.10.1002/2016JC011809
Meredith, Michael; Meijers, Andrew; Naveira Garabato, Alberto; Brown, Peter; Venables, Hugh; Abrahamsen, Povl; Jullion, Loic; Messias, Marie-Jose. 2015 Circulation, retention and mixing of waters within the Weddell-Scotia Confluence, Southern Ocean: the role of stratified Taylor columns. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120 (1). 547-562.10.1002/2014JC010462
Brown, Peter; Jullion, Loïc; Landschützer, Peter; Bakker, Dorothee C. E.; Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.; Meredith, Michael P.; Torres-valdes, Sinhue; Watson, Andrew; Hoppema, Mario; Loose, Brice; Jones, Elizabeth M.; Telszewski, Maciej; Jones, Steve D.; Wanninkhof, Rik. 2015 Carbon dynamics of the Weddell Gyre, Southern Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29 (3). 288-306.10.1002/2014GB005006
Legge, Oliver J.; Bakker, Dorothee C. E.; Johnson, Martin T.; Meredith, Michael P.; Venables, Hugh J.; Brown, Peter J.; Lee, Gareth A.. 2015 The seasonal cycle of ocean-atmosphere CO2 flux in Ryder Bay, west Antarctic Peninsula. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (8). 2934-2942.10.1002/2015GL063796
Guallart, Elisa F.; Schuster, Ute; Fajar, Noelia M.; Legge, Oliver; Brown, Peter; Pelejero, Carles; Messias, Marie-Jose; Calvo, Eva; Watson, Andrew; Ríos, Aida F.; Pérez, Fiz F.. 2015 Trends in anthropogenic CO2 in water masses of the Subtropical North Atlantic Ocean. Progress in Oceanography, 131. 21-32.10.1016/j.pocean.2014.11.006

Book section

Brown, P.; Sanders, R.; McDonagh, E.; Henson, S.; Best, A.I.; Poulton, A.J.; Mayor, D.J.. 2016 Impacts and effects of ocean warming on carbon management including methane hydrates. In: Baxter, J.M.; Laffoley, D.D'A., (eds.)Explaining ocean warming: Causes, scale, effects and consequences. Full Report. Gland, IUCN The World Conservation Union, 373-388.