Research on processes including boundary layer turbulence, internal-wave induced mixing, tide-topography interaction, and entrainment and mixing of overflows.
The ocean in the climate system
The ocean plays a fundamentally important role in the Earth's climate system by storing large amounts of heat, transporting heat from warm to cold regions, and releasing heat and moisture to the atmosphere. We study how the ocean interacts with other parts of the climate system – land, atmosphere,...
Polar Oceans are of major importance because dense water is created here, and fills the basins of the World Oceans. The Geophysical Institute has long standing traditions both in Antarctic and Arctic waters.