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Siyuan Sean Chen

Graduate Student

Research Description

I am interested in the physical and biogeochemical processes in the ocean that govern climate over a range of timescales, from the modern days to the last glacial period, as well as the dynamic processes that can affect our ability to document the state of the ocean and climate in the past. To do such research, I rely on various modelling techniques and tools, from simple theoretical 1D models to complex 3D general circulation models. Some of the key questions I would like to ask and one day address are, for example, (1) how did the Earth transition from the glacial climate state to the current warm interglacial world, (2) how much can we rely on marine sediments and other tracers to tell us about the past climate state, and (3) with anthropogenic warming today, how will the increasing tropical cyclone intensity affect the global climate in the future?

Contact Information

t: 508 289 2605

e: osean@mit.edu

Office

WHOI: Clark South 260

Education

MSci Earth Sciences (Geology), University of Bristol