Marcel-Du-Plessis

Physical Oceanography PhD candidate interested in sub-mesoscale upper ocean physics. Current work using autonomous Seaglider in the Subantarctic Zone in combination with remotely sensed variables. Region of interest involves determining drivers that underly the environmental conditions whereby vertical stratification responds to sub-mesoscale mixed-layer eddies.

Localised sub-mesoscale mixed-layer eddies controlled by lateral buoyancy gradients and surface heating interact with atmospheric forcing mechanisms such as wind and heat to modify the stratification in the upper ocean.

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