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I am a Lecturer in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. My research interests are in the large-scale circulation of the ocean and atmosphere, air-sea interactions and climate variability on decadal times scale, dynamics of oceanic mesoscale eddies and ocean modelling.
News: Ocean circulation at the Ordovician, we use coupled climate simulations to gain insight into the mechanisms of Black shales deposition. MITgcm news here. Paper here
University of Reading
Department of Meteorology
PO box 243, Room 1U10
Reading, RG6 6BB, UK.
Email: d.g.ferreira at reading.ac.uk
Ph: +44 (0) 118 378 7997
Snap-shots of (top) 500 mb temperature and (bottom) SST and sea-ice in an Aquaplanet simulation.
A few movies:
  1.  a nice movie showing the synoptic scale activity in the atmosphere of an Aquaplanet and its impact on the air-sea heat flux and mixed layer depth,
  2.  a similar movie for an Aquaplanet  with an obliquity of 90 degree (compare to the present-day value of 23.45 degree in the movie above).
  3.  this one shows a Ridge World driven through its 3 stable equilibria by a linearly decreasing solar constant: the ice edge “sticks” around the equilibrium positions for decades and abruptly transition between positions. More details here.