John Marshall is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. He has broad interests in climate and the general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans. His research is directed at understanding the cause of the general circulation of the oceans, its interaction with the atmosphere and its role in the global climate and climate change.
Research foci are: general circulation of the ocean, ocean convection and thermohaline circulation, ocean gyres and circumpolar currents, role of the ocean in climate, geophysical fluid dynamics, numerical modeling of the ocean and atmosphere.
Author or coauthor of over 150 refereed publications: complete list here.
1986: L.F. Richardson Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society
2004: Adrian Gill Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society
2008: Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, UK National Academy of Sciences
2014: Elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
2014: Sverdrup Gold Medal of the American Meteorological Society
2016: Bernhard Haurwitz Prize of the American Meteorological Society