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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

My research focuses on the fluid dynamics of the ocean. I am particularly interested in ocean turbulence and mixing, ocean fronts and the surface boundary layer, and the impact of turbulence on micro-organisms. Recent work has uncovered a fascinating and poorly-understood collection of processes occurring at relatively small scales (<O(10km)) where the vertical motion is strong but stratification and the Earth's rotation are important factors. Since these motions are too small to be directly resolved by global ocean and climate models, understanding their impact on the structure and dynamics of the ocean is one of the most pressing topics in physical oceanography. Currently, I am studying the dynamics of upper ocean fronts, the turbulent boundary layer beneath melting ice shelves, stratified turbulence, and the influence of physical processes on biogeochemical dynamics. Please see my homepage (linked on the right) for more information.

Publications

Anthropogenic Mixing in Seasonally Stratified Shelf Seas by Offshore Wind Farm Infrastructure
RM Dorrell, CJ Lloyd, BJ Lincoln, TP Rippeth, JR Taylor, CCP Caulfield, J Sharples, JA Polton, BD Scannell, DM Greaves, RA Hall, JH Simpson
– Frontiers in Marine Science
(2022)
9,
830927
Double Diffusion As a Driver of Turbulence in the Stratified Boundary Layer Beneath George VI Ice Shelf
L Middleton, PED Davis, JR Taylor, KW Nicholls
– Geophysical Research Letters
(2022)
49,
ARTN e2021GL096119
Double Diffusion, Shear Instabilities, and Heat Impacts of a Pacific Summer Water Intrusion in the Beaufort Sea
EC Fine, JA Mackinnon, MH Alford, L Middleton, J Taylor, JB Mickett, ST Cole, N Couto, A Le Boyer, T Peacock
– Journal of Physical Oceanography
(2022)
52,
189
Modeling the Growth Potential of the Kelp Saccharina Latissima in the North Atlantic
J Strong-Wright, J Taylor
– Frontiers in Marine Science
(2022)
8,
Modeling the Growth Potential of the Kelp Saccharina Latissima in the North Atlantic
J Strong-Wright, JR Taylor
– Frontiers in Marine Science
(2022)
8,
The influence of front strength on the development and equilibration of symmetric instability. Part 2. Nonlinear evolution
AF Wienkers, LN Thomas, JR Taylor
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
926,
a6
The influence of front strength on the development and equilibration of symmetric instability. Part 2. Nonlinear evolution
AF Wienkers, LN Thomas, JR Taylor
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
926,
a7
Estimating Dissipation Rates Associated With Double Diffusion
L Middleton, EC Fine, JA MacKinnon, MH Alford, JR Taylor
– Geophysical Research Letters
(2021)
48,
ARTN e2021GL092779
Shear-induced breaking of internal gravity waves
CJ Howland, JR Taylor, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
921,
a24
Quantifying mixing and available potential energy in vertically periodic simulations of stratified flows
CJ Howland, JR Taylor, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
914,
a12
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Research Groups

Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics
High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

H1.14

Telephone

01223 337030