August 14, 2018 | Published by | ,

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Location: UNSW

Time: Summer

Subtropical mode water is a volume of water with homogenous temperature and salinity that generally forms during winter time. It impacts the distribution of nutrients in the ocean, influences the biological pump and plays a big role on the carbon dioxide uptake.

Mode water has been identified in the Pacific, Indian and North Atlantic Oceans, while it has been less studied in the South Atlantic. This research aims to explore subtropical mode water in the South Atlantic and investigate the physical processes behind its formation and variability.

Requirements: The candidate would have knowledge of physical oceanography and experience in a data analysis tool (e.g. python, matlab, etc).

 

If you are interested in this project, please fill out the application form.