AOS Graduate Student Profile
Address: 304A Sayre Hall
Phone: (609) 258-1314
Email: zanowski at princeton dot edu
My new paper on abyssal ocean warming after Weddell Polynyas is in the November 2015 issue of JPO. It is available here (open access).
Last winter (Dec 2014-Feb 2015) I went on a research cruise (ANT XXX/2 PS89 aboard the Polarstern) to the Southern Ocean to help deploy floats and collect water samples for the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling project (SOCCOM).
I was also a part of one of the SOCCOM Google Hangouts (The Decoder: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Southern Ocean), hosted by Heidi Cullen of Climate Central, that is all about the SOCCOM floats. It's definitely worth watching!
I am currently studying the formation mechanisms and impacts of open ocean polynyas in the Weddell Sea in various climate models. In particular, I am interested in understanding the large-scale, deep ocean changes that occur as a result of these polynyas, and how these changes affect abyssal ocean heat content and circulation over time.
Some Recent Publications:
Zanowski, H., R. Hallberg, and J.L. Sarmiento, 2015: Abyssal ocean warming and salinification after Weddell Polynyas in the GFDL CM2G coupled climate model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45, 2755-2772, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-1509.1.