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Faculty of Mathematics

 

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

Corrigendum to “Parameterization of frontal symmetric instabilities. I: Theory for resolved fronts” [Ocean Model. 109 (2017) 72–95](S1463500316301482)(10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.12.003)
SD Bachman, B Fox-Kemper, JR Taylor, LN Thomas
– Ocean Modelling
(2019)
137,
20
The evolution and arrest of a turbulent stratified oceanic bottom boundary layer over a slope: Downslope regime The evolution and arrest of a turbulent stratified oceanic bottom boundary layer over a slope: Downslope regime
X Ruan, AF Thompson, JR Taylor
– Journal of Physical Oceanography
(2019)
49,
469
The growth and saturation of submesoscale instabilities in the presence of a barotropic jet
MA Stamper, JR Taylor, B Fox-Kemper
– Journal of Physical Oceanography
(2018)
48,
2779
The evolution of a front in turbulent thermal wind balance. Part 1. Theory
MN Crowe, JR Taylor
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
850,
179
Large-eddy simulations of stratified plane Couette flow using the anisotropic minimum-dissipation model
CA Vreugdenhil, JR Taylor
– Physics of Fluids
(2018)
30,
085104
Accumulation and Subduction of Buoyant Material at Submesoscale Fronts
JR Taylor
– Journal of Physical Oceanography
(2018)
48,
1233
Submesoscale Rossby waves on the Antarctic circumpolar current
JR Taylor, S Bachman, M Stamper, P Hosegood, K Adams, J-B Sallee, R Torres
– Science Advances
(2018)
4,
eaao2824
Testing linear marginal stability in stratified shear layers
CJ Howland, JR Taylor, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
839,
r4
Energetic submesoscales maintain strong mixed layer stratification during an autumn storm (vol 47, pg 2419, 2017)
DB Whitt, JR Taylor
– Journal of Physical Oceanography
(2018)
48,
221
Energetic submesoscales maintain strong mixed layer stratification during an autumn storm
DB Whitt, JR Taylor
– Journal of Physical Oceanography
(2017)
47,
2419
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Research Groups

Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics
High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

H1.14

Telephone

01223 337030