Dr Andrew Thompson
- 2007-present NERC Postdoctoral Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
- 2006-2007 Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia
- 2002-2006 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Andrew Thompson is a member of the Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics group in DAMTP.
Andrew is a physical oceanographer with interests in observations and idealised models of
- ocean turbulence,
- ocean eddies and jets,
- Southern Ocean circulation.
Current projects include:
- Transport properties in baroclinic turbulence simulations,
- Influence of bottom topography on ocean eddies and jets,
- Antarctic Drifter Experiment: Links to Isobaths and Ecosystems (ADELIE)
- Thompson, A.F., 2008. The atmospheric ocean: eddies and jets in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A. To appear in the 2008 'Visions of the Future' Issue.
- Thompson, A.F., K.J. Heywood, S.E. Thorpe, A.H.H. Renner, A. Trasvina-Castro, 2008. Surface circulation at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula from drifters. Journal of Physical Oceanography. Accepted.
- Thompson, A.F. & K.J. Heywood, 2008. Frontal structure and transport in the northwestern Weddell Sea. Deep-Sea Research I, 55, 1229-1251.
- Thompson, A.F. & W.R. Young, 2007. Baroclinic eddy heat fluxes: zonal flows and energy balance. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64, 3214-3231.
- Thompson, A.F., S.T. Gille, J.A. MacKinnon, & J. Sprintall, 2007. Spatial and temporal patterns of small-scale mixing in Drake Passage. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37, 572-592.
- Thompson, A.F. & W.R. Young, 2006. Scaling baroclinic eddy fluxes: vortices and the energy balance. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36, 720-738.