Dr Chris Wilson

Contact details

Group: 
Marine Physics and Ocean Climate
Email: 
cwi at noc.ac.uk
Location: 
Liverpool
Telephone: 
+44 (0)151 795 4806

Profile

Biography

Research interests

My expertise is in ocean mesoscale dynamics (a strongly nonlinear part of the climate system, consisting of vortices, waves and jets with characteristic scales of ~ 10-100 km, ~ days-weeks), their connection to and effect on climate adjustment and predictability. Most recently, I have become interested in Lagrangian coherent structures to identify fluid transport and mixing processes, and stochastic eddy parameterisation to improve climate simulation.

I began my academic career in mathematics and fluid dynamics, and over the last 20-odd years I have gained experience in observing, modelling and predicting the climate system and the dynamical processes that control climate.  I am a member of the Sea-Level and Ocean Climate subgroup within the Joseph Proudman Building, and a further longstanding specialism has been in sea-level science, where I use theory and observations (e.g. satellite altimetry and tide gauges) to improve the processes in sea-level models, to enhance their predictive skill.   This work has included small scales (storm surges and tsunamis) and large scales (basin-scale adjustment of sea level).

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