John Marshall

Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography, MIT

Ocean Dynamics

My research in ocean dynamics has focused on the general circulation of the ocean with an emphasis on understanding the global pattern of currents and property distributions. I have been particularly interested in the following broad areas:

  1. Ocean Convection
  2. The Southern Ocean and the dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current
  3. Ocean Eddies and their role in the large-scale ocean circulation
  4. Ventilation and Thermocline theory