- Advisor: Dr. Kevin Speer
I am interested in large-scale zonal jets and banding in planetary flows with specific application to the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. My main project at GFDI involves a laboratory study of these phenomena in a large, differentially heated, rotating annulus.
Carlowen A. Smith, Kevin G. Speer, and Ross W. Griffiths, 2014: Multiple Zonal Jets in a Differentially Heated Rotating Annulus. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 2273–2291. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-13-0255.1