Janet Sprintall (2018-2021)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, US.

My PhD in Physical Oceanography is from the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia under the supervision of Prof. Matthias Tomczak. I am an observational physical oceanographer who is primarily interested in the mean and variability of large-scale circulation of the ocean. As a sea-going oceanographer I have managed to work in some fairly remote and exotic places, such as the Indonesian seas, the Philippine Seas, and in the Southern Ocean. You can find links below to web pages that describe these projects. My tropical work has mainly consisted of mooring deployments in the narrow passages of the Indonesian and Philippine archipelagos. The moorings consist of ADCPs and current meters that measure velocity, and microcat CTDs that measure temperature and salinity. The moorings are typically deployed for 2-3 years. From these data I study the variability of the flow from intraseasonal to annual time scales. My Southern Ocean work is varied: from a long-term high resolution XBT transect across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage to analysis of remotely-sensed sea surface height and SST measurements and their relationship to annual and climate modes of variability.

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