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Alistair Adcroft

Research Activities

I am a Research Oceanographer in the Program for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University. I work at the Geophysical Fluids Dynamics Laboratory which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. My work is primarily centered around numerical models of ocean circulation both global scale and small although I have also developed an iceberg model for use in climate models and helped in development of sea-ice models. I am the ocean working group lead, tasked with developing the ocean component of GFDL’s next coupled climate and earth system models.

I’m a proponent of open source science and software. We are following an open development paradigm for building GFDL’s new ocean model, MOM6, which you can find on GitHub. I also developed, with Torge Martin and Alon Stern, an iceberg model, now called KID, which can represent giant tabular icebergs drifting in the ocean.

Past work includes a study on the fate of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. I was previously a research scientist at MIT where I was instrumental in building, the MITgcm.

Useful Links

Research Oceanographer, Princeton University
Oceans and Ice Processes Group/NOAA-GFDL
Phone: (609) 987-5073
See my ORCID profileSee my ORCID profile


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