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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

Model for the cyclonic bias of convective vortices in a rotating system
J Dingwall, JR Taylor
– Physical Review Fluids
(2024)
9,
033503
Modeling carbon dioxide removal via sinking of particulate organic carbon from macroalgae cultivation
S Chen, J Strong-Wright, JR Taylor
– Frontiers in Marine Science
(2024)
11,
1359614
Geometry of stratified turbulent mixing: local alignment of the density gradient with rotation, shear and viscous dissipation
X Jiang, A Atoufi, L Zhu, A Lefauve, J Taylor, S Dalziel, P Linden
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2023)
977,
r5
Stratified inclined duct: two-layer hydraulics and instabilities
A Atoufi, L Zhu, A Lefauve, JR Taylor, RR Kerswell, SB Dalziel, GA Lawrence, PF Linden
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2023)
977,
a25
Geometry of stratified turbulent mixing: local alignment of the density gradient with rotation, shear and viscous dissipation
X Jiang, A Atoufi, L Zhu, A Lefauve, JR Taylor, SB Dalziel, PF Linden
(2023)
Stratified inclined duct: direct numerical simulations
L Zhu, A Atoufi, A Lefauve, JR Taylor, RR Kerswell, SB Dalziel, GA Lawrence, PF Linden
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2023)
969,
a20
Turbulence in the Ice Shelf–Ocean Boundary Current and Its Sensitivity to Model Resolution
RD Patmore, PR Holland, CA Vreugdenhil, A Jenkins, JR Taylor
– Journal of Physical Oceanography
(2023)
53,
613
Stratified inclined duct: two-layer hydraulics and instabilities
A Atoufi, L Zhu, A Lefauve, JR Taylor, RR Kerswell, SB Dalziel, GA Lawrence, PF Linden
(2023)
Stratified inclined duct: direct numerical simulations
L Zhu, A Atoufi, A Lefauve, JR Taylor, RR Kerswell, SB Dalziel, GA Lawrence, PF Linden
(2023)
Large eddy simulations of the accumulation of buoyant material in oceanic wind-driven and convective turbulence
J Dingwall, T Chor, JR Taylor
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2023)
954,
a27
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Research Groups

Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics
High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

H1.14

Telephone

01223 337030