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Assistant Professor

Earle Wilson

Assistant Professor of Earth System Science, and Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

I am interested in the dynamics of the ocean, their coupling with the cryosphere, and the diverse ways in which these processes combine to influence our global climate. My recent work has been focused on the Southern Ocean, an area of interest that has led me to explore the feedbacks between Antarctic sea ice growth and the ventilation of heat from the deep ocean, the dynamics of subpolar gyres and their interactions with seafloor topography, and the drivers of abrupt summertime surface warming events otherwise known as marine heatwaves. To investigate these problems I use a broad array of observations and numerical tools, ranging from in situ measurements to ocean general circulation models.


PhD, Oceanography, University of Washington, 2019
BS, Applied Physics Columbia University, 2011

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