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Agatha de Boer


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Works at Department of Geological Sciences
Telephone 08-16 47 30
Visiting address Svante Arrheniusväg 8 C, Geohuset
Room R 238
Postal address Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper 106 91 Stockholm

About me


I am an associate professor in physical oceanography and paleooceanography. My research is focussed around the dynamics of the large scale ocean circulation and its interaction with climate, now and in the past. Current research interests include the dynamics of the inflows and outflows through the Arctic Straits, now and in the past; the onset of North Atlantic Deep Water formation at the Eocene-Oligocene transition 34 million years ago; interaction between polar deep water formation regions during the Quaternary; the interaction between fronts, wind, topography and sea-ice in the Southern Ocean; and the role of convection in the meridional overturning circulation. I address these problems using theory and models of various complexity and through collaboration with observationalists and paleoceanographers. 


Study Director for Stockholm University Masters program in Climate Science. 

Course director and teacher: Quantitative Methods in Geoscience. 

Teacher: Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology I. 

Teacher: Paleoclimatology and the Ocean System distance course. 

Key Leadership Roles

2019 to present: Vice President of the Interntional Association of the Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IAPSO), an association of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).

2014 to present: Founder and director of Bolin Centre for Climate Research Mentoring Program.

2016 to present: Member of the Swedish National Committee for Geophysics (SNG), a subcommittee of the Swedish Royal Science Academy.


Last updated: September 7, 2019

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