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Stephen Thorpe

Professor Stephen Thorpe FRS


Elected: 1991


Stephen Thorpe has made important contributions to geophysical fluid dynamics and physical oceanography, including studies of internal waves and the stability of stratified shear flows. His innovative laboratory experiments and related theoretical work have deepened our understanding of these phenomena and provided a basis for much subsequent work worldwide. His interests have broadened to include observational studies in lakes and at sea, and investigations of bubble formation and the dynamics of surface and bottom boundary layers.