Ryan Abernathey, PhD

Ryan Abernathey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and studies the physics of the ocean, trying to understand what makes the water move. His primary research interests include:

  • The role of ocean circulation (particularly the Southern Ocean) in the climate system
  • Dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and its overturning circulation
  • Mixing and transport by ocean eddies