Former Research Assistant, Joint Program
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Earth Systems, Policy Scenarios, Climate Policy
Prof. John Marshall
Geophysical fluid dynamics that are responsible for determining Earth's climate, in particular the role of eddies and turbulent processes in the large-scale circulation of the ocean and atmosphere.
Ryan successfully defended his doctoral thesis "Mixing by Ocean Eddies: The Geography of Effective Diffusivity, the Influence of the Winds, and some Implications for the Meridional Overturning Circulation" in January 2012. After staying on for several months as a postdoc, Ryan recently left MIT, heading west to Scripps where he has just started a postdoc position working with MIT-WHOI JP alum Paola Cessi. [Read more about it.]