Tom Rippeth is the Professor of Physical Oceanography at Bangor University. He specialises in using novel techniques to measure turbulence and mixing in the marine environment.
His current Arctic research is focused on the processes responsible for the ventilation of the intermediate depth warm Atlantic water in the Arctic Ocean and in particular the role of the tide in driving diapcynal mixing.
He is a co-investigator in the PEANUTS project. He has previously been involved with two major UK Arctic projects: Arctic Synoptic Basin-wide Observations (ASBO) and The Environment of the Arctic: Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice (TEA-COSI), which was part of the preceding NERC Arctic Research Programme.
PEANUTS is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by NERC.
Arctic sea ice is being increasingly melted from below by warming Atlantic water
In a recent article that Prof Rippeth wrote for the The Conversation, he explains how the science is revealing the change and acceleration of processes taking place in the Arctic Ocean. Read more18 September 2020
Oceanic heat takes over atmospheric heating in melting back sea ice in the eastern Arctic Ocean
New research has shown that the eastern Arctic Ocean has experienced an over two-fold reduction of winter sea ice growth over the last decade due to the growing influence of heat from the ocean’s interior. Read more21 August 2020