There is a significant risk of accelerated ocean warming at the Antarctic margin, with marine terminating ice-sheets locking up many meters of potential global sea-level rise. Change has already been detected via deep ocean warming, land-ice melt, and ice shelf collapse. Yet this region remains poorly understood, with only limited observations due to both a harsh environment and a lack of standard data streams.
This project aims to use high-resolution global and/or regional ocean/sea-ice models to examine mechanisms for rapid warming of Antarctic continental shelf waters via both large-scale drivers and fine-scale processes, including mesoscale eddies, tide-topography interactions, and bottom boundary flows.
Higher level Maths and/or Advanced Physics. Knowledge of Python / Matlab an advantage.