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John Marshall

John Marshall

Professor John Marshall FRS


Elected: 2008


John Marshall is a distinguished oceanographer whose research focuses on climate and the general circulation of oceans. He has developed mathematical and numerical models in order to understand key physical and biogeochemical processes.

John has made many seminal contributions to our understanding of open ocean convection, the role of eddies in the maintenance of the thermocline and in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, and the subduction of surface waters. His work has shed light on the important role of the ocean in shaping the global climate and in effecting climate change.

John is the author of nearly 150 refereed scientific papers. He has received a number of awards and honours throughout his career, including two awards from the Royal Meteorological Society, in 1986 and 2005, and the Sverdrup Gold Medal of the American Meteorological Society in 2014.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Earth and environmental sciences
    • Physical oceanography


Ocean circulation, Atmospheric circulation, Climate change

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