Ocean Dynamics and Biogeochemistry Research
João H. Bettencourt
Marine Environment Group
Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
I'm a marine scientist in the Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), where I study ocean physics and its coupling with biogeochemistry. My goal is to understand the interactions between:
The applications of this research line go from the biogeochemical cycles of nutrients, carbon and oxygen to the state of the ocean circulation, such as the AMOC.
In my research work I use models and observational data, especially satellite data. I am very interested in the integration of both kinds of outputs to get a better picture of how the ocean works.
For more details about my work, check my research pages. You can also check my papers and my PhD thesis on lagrangian analysis of transport in 3d oceanic turbulent flows.
- Oceanic turbulence at the mesoscale and submesoscale
- The large scale ocean criculation
- The air-sea coupling and fluxes at the interface
- Dispersion of passive particles and the evolution of tracer fields
- Tracer advection-reaction-diffusion dynamics