John Marshall is an oceanographer interested in climate and the general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans, which he studies through the development of mathematical and numerical models of key processes. His research has focused on problems of ocean circulation and coupled climate dynamics involving interactions between motions on different scales, using theory, laboratory experiments, observations and new innovative approaches to global ocean modeling pioneered by his group at MIT.
Current research interests include: ocean convection and subduction, stirring and mixing in the ocean, eddy dynamics and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the role of the ocean in climate, climate dynamics, aquaplanets.
He joined the faculty in 1991.
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Haurwitz Prize of the American Meteorological Society (2016) | Elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (2014) | Sverdrup Gold Medal of the American Meteorological Society (2014) | Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography (endowed chair) (2010) | Audrey Buyrn and Alan Phillips’ ‘Ally of Nature Award’ (2010) | Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (2008) | Adrian Gill Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society (2005) | L.F. Richardson Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society (1986)