Chris Wilson is a senior scientist at the National Oceanography Centre, based in Liverpool, UK. He has experience in observing, modelling and predicting the climate system and the dynamical processes that control climate.
His expertise is in ocean mesoscale dynamics (a strongly nonlinear part of the climate system, with characteristic scales typically of ~ 10 km, ~ 1 week), their connection to and effect on climate, its adjustment and predictability.
Chris is a co-investigator in APEAR and he continues his work on Arctic and subpolar oceanography from his involvement as a co-investigator in the OSNAP project. Relevant recent work includes observational diagnosis of Lagrangian coherent structures in order to develop a refined model of Gulf Stream transport and mixing.
Within APEAR, he will examine Lagrangian transport and connectivity, and their relation to physical mechanisms affecting biogeochemistry, using output from a state of the art, high-resolution model under different climate forcing and sea ice evolution scenarios.
New study uncovers hidden behaviour of the Arctic Ocean’s currents that could alter future climate change predictions
Press release of 18th August 2021 from National Oceanography Centre A new study has discovered that the Transpolar Drift, a strong surface current in the Arctic Ocean, is more variable than was previously known. With the Arctic currently changing at unprecedented rates, this discovery could impact future predictions for climate… Read more19 August 2021