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Agatha de BoerAssociate professor of Physical Oceanography and Paleoclimate modelling

About me


I am an associate professor in physical oceanography and paleoclimate. 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 state of the deep circulation of the ocean throughout the Cenozoic (last 66 million years); 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. 

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).

2018 to present: Study Director for Stockholm University Masters program in Climate Science. 


Course Director and teacher: The Ocean's Role in the Climate System on Geological Timescales

Course Director and teacher: Quantitative Methods in Geoscience. 

Teacher: Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology I. 

Teacher: Paleoclimatology and the Ocean System distance course. 

Research projects