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Marine Physics and Ocean Climate
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Dougal is a coastal oceanographer based at NOC in Liverpool working on the observation of water level, hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics. His interests are in remote sensing, cohesive sediment dynamics and bedforms, tidal flats and coastal engineering.

Previous work at Marine Scotland, as part of the Oceanography Group, included extensive survey work in Scottish waters, running near real-time systems for data collection and the management of the resulting data. This experience has come in useful in helping to construct GPS-Iridium tracked drifters for the SOLSTICE project and as a member of fieldwork teams for the COHBED and BLUEcoast projects. Current work includes validating SWOT 2D satellite altimetry in the coastal zone, and nearshore hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics for exchange across the sediment-water interface.

Key topics

  • Satellite altimetry
  • Small-scale hydrodynamics
  • Sediment dynamics
  • Tidal flats
  • Oceanographic instrumentation