People Directory : Craig McConnochie
WHOI Mailing Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
PhD from The Australian National University - Experiments on the interaction of ice sheets with the polar oceans. 2016
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Natural Resources Engineering from University of Canterbury. 2012
I'm interested in using laboratory experiments to understand interactions between the ocean and polar ice.
Laboratory experiments are useful tools to gain a fundamental understanding of the important processes as they provide a controlled and idealized environment. The results can then be used to improve parameterizations of these processes in numerical models.
During my PhD I conducted a series of experiments investigating a two-dimensional block of ice in cold, salty water. These experiments were typically applied to the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets but also to non-oceanographic problems such as the flow of air in a room.
Recently, I've become interested in icebergs and how they're affected by the ocean that surrounds them. In particular, I'm interested in the effects of ocean conditions such as velocity, temperature, gradients in salinity, temperature or velocity, and wave action.
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=YQ9v_ogAAAAJ