Oceanographic research by Sebastiaan Swart and his group
Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
We want to understand the role of the ocean in regulating global climate and how this may adjust in a warming world. Our major research focus is on the dynamics of the upper ocean, as it acts as the interface between heat and carbon exchanges between the atmosphere and the deep ocean. We are aiming to achieve valuable new observations in the Southern Ocean and in particular the sea-ice covered domains.
Key research topics and methods: upper ocean, air-sea-ice fluxes, submesoscale processes, marginal ice zone, autonomous platforms, numerical modelling, Southern Ocean, climate predictability.
Photo: Phil Massie