AOS Research Staff Profile
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Address: 311A Sayre Hall
Phone: (609) 258-2617
Email: ifrenger at princeton.edu
I am interested in the climate system and its response to anthropogenic forcing. I focus my work on the Southern Ocean, a region which is central to global ocean circulation, ocean biogeochemistry and air-sea heat and tracer exchange, yet its dynamics are not fully understood. Ocean mesoscale eddies are thought to be determinant in the area. In previous work, I investigated properties of ocean eddies based on remote sensing and in-situ data. In my current and future work, I want to further explore eddy properties based on high resolution model simulations which include biogeochemistry, and at the same time examine integrated effects of eddies on the Southern Ocean water mass structure and their biogeochemical characteristics.
Some Recent Publications:
Byrne, D., Papritz, L., Frenger, I., Münnich, M., Gruber, N. Atmospheric response to mesoscale sea surface temperature anomalies: assessment of mechanisms and coupling strength in a high resolution coupled model over the South Atlantic. In review at Journal of Atmospheric Sciences.
Frenger, I., Gruber, N., Knutti, R., and M. Münnich (2013). Imprint of Southern Ocean eddies on winds, clouds and rainfall, Nature Geoscience, 6:698-612, doi:10.1038/ngeo1863.