The Fox-Kemper Lab is improving climate simulations by refining the way that ocean turbulence is modeled.
The ocean is one of the biggest drivers of both weather and climate on Earth. It's interactions with the atmosphere transfer energy by way of small-scale, wavelike features classified as turbulence. The Fox-Kemper Lab is improving the way that these features manifest in powerful climate models, generating more accurate simulations of the ocean in the process. Ultimately, they hope to provide scientists with better tools with which to explore current phenomena and predict future changes in climate.