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Fergus Macleod

Honours student

Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES)
Australian National University


Fergus started his honours program at ANU Research School of Earth Sciences in February 2018 and finished in December 2018. In his Bachelor degree he majored in physics and intends to apply this knowledge to ocean dynamics.

THESIS: Barotropic eddy saturation in a large rotating annulus.

There is a pressing need for a deeper understanding of the Southern Ocean’s role in Earth’s climate, for which new, innovative approaches are essential. This project uses laboratory experiments with the "Large Rotating Annulus" at ANU to examine the governing dynamics of the Southern Ocean.