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Craig McConnochie

Craig McConnochie

Postdoctoral Scholar

Physical Oceanography

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3972

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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 21

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

Research Interests

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.



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