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Dr Navid Constantinou

Research Associate

School of Earth Sciences
Australian National University

BSc Physics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2008). MSc Physics (Astrophysics, astronomy & mechanics), National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2010). PhD Physics (Formation of large-scale structures by turbulence in rotating planets), National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. (2015).



Navid grew up in Cyprus. He is a physicist at heart and he’s fascinated with geophysical fluid dynamics. His Ph.D. research focussed on atmospheric dynamics and in particular the study of how the sub polar jet stream interacts with atmospheric turbulence. After his PhD, he was awarded a NOAA Climate & Global Change postdoctoral fellowship (2015-2017) to go at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. There, tried to shed insight on some of the physical processes that occur in the ocean by studying the interaction among oceanic eddies, large-scale ocean currents, and underwater mountains at the bottom of the ocean. At Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes he is part of the climate variability project focussing on the circulation of the Southern Ocean. Besides research he enjoys biking a lot and whenever he has the chance he enters in the ocean in person. More information can be found at