I spent the first part of my PhD working with a very simplified model of the ocean – the science didn’t go anywhere, but eventually the model did. After moving to MIT I was lucky enough to work with a real programmer and together we improved the model substantially. I learnt a lot working with Alexey, and am very excited about the new and improved model. It’s easier to use, comes with vastly improved documentation, and the Fortran is hidden behind a friendly Python wrapper. Our short paper describing the model has just been published in the Journal of Open Source Software.
If you’ve been looking for a fast and flexible isopycnal model, then Aronnax might be just what you’re after.
I recently attended a Southern Ocean workshop in Colorado, USA, where my presentation was recorded and posted online. I spoke about the influence of the Southern Annular Mode (the strength and latitude of the Roaring Forties) on sea ice extent around Antarctica.
As a climate scientist I understand that our greenhouse gas emissions are impacting the climate. Like many people I try to minimise my environmental impact – I ride my bike whenever I can, I eat very little meat, and I used to care about food miles.
That’s right, I used to. Continue reading
Yesterday I discovered Is this how you feel?
Australian climate scientists were asked to hand write letters describing their feelings. Those letters show the emotional toll that we as a society are inflicting on our climate scientists – and yet many of them are optimistic about the future.
Go to the website. Read some of the letters and share their stories with your friends.
On the advice of a couple of friends I recently invested in some noise cancelling headphones, and I love them. They are amazing; engine noise on aeroplanes is almost completely silenced. They were so impressive that I wanted to learn more about how they work.