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Marine Systems Modelling




I am an ocean dynamicist with interests in the full range of spatial scales, from turbulent to planetary. My research to date has covered turbulence at ice shelf-ocean interface, submesoscale eddy dynamics in the surface mixed layer, topographic interaction and ice shelf cavity circulation. I have a broad experience in numerical modelling with MITgcm and NEMO,  both configuring simulations and developing functionality.


2023-Present | National Oceanography Centre | Modelling Scientist

2020-2023 | University of Reading | PDRA

2018-2020 | British Antarctic Survey | PDRA

2014-2018 | British Antarctic Survey/University of Southampton | PhD


PhD | Josephine Anselin | BAS/University of Cambridge :: 2021- Present


Patmore, R. D., D. Ferreira, D. P. Marshall, in revision: Evaluating Existing Ocean Glider Sampling Strategies for Submesoscale Dynamics, J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol..

Sallée, J., ..., R. D. Patmore, et al., 2023: Southern ocean carbon and heat impact on climate, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., 381, 20220056-20220056,

Patmore, R. D., P. R. Holland, C. A. Vreugdenhil, A. Jenkins, and J. R. Taylor, 2023: Turbulence in the Ice Shelf–Ocean Boundary Current and Its Sensitivity to Model Resolution. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 53, 613–633,

Steiger, N., E. Darelius, S. Kimura, R. D. Patmore, and A. K. Wåhlin, 2022: The Dynamics of a Barotropic Current Impinging on an Ice Front. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 52, 2957–2973,

Patmore, R. D., P. R. Holland, D. R. Munday, A. C. Naveira Garabato, D. P. Stevens, and M. P. Meredith, 2019: Topographic Control of Southern Ocean Gyres and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current: A Barotropic Perspective. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 49, 3221–3244,

Patmore, R. D., 2018: Topographic control of Southern Ocean gyres and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southampton, 176 pp,