Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Dr Sam Jones

Department / group: Physics
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Research interests:

Ocean-shelf exchange, synthesis of large and diverse datasets, use of tracers and proxies to track water masses, ocean-atmosphere interaction; particularly wind-forcing on a stratified ocean, application of novel sensors and techniques, polar oceanography, data visualisation.

Career history:

May 2016-present: Translational Ocean Data Analyst, SAMS, Oban, UK.
2012-2016: Graduate Research Assistant, SAMS, Oban, UK.
Thesis title: Shelf edge exchange and the influence on coastal oceanography. Supervisors: Dr Finlo Cottier, Professor Mark Inall.
2009-2012: Marine Data Scientist, British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), Liverpool, UK.
2008-2009: Graduate Student, University of Southampton/National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.
2207-2008: Design Engineer, Finetubes, Plymouth, UK.

Active research projects:

ODaT: Ocean Data Tools (NERC innovation grant); Development of an online data tool which translates the output of NERC oceanographic programmes (including FASTNeT, OSNAP and the Ellett Line) into products which can be used by the wider marine community.

Recent publications:

Painter, S.C., Hartman, S.E., Kivimäe, C., Salt, L., Clargo, N.M., Bozec, Y., Daniels, C.J., Jones, S.C., Hemsely, V.S., Munns, L., Allen, S. (2016). Carbon exchange on the Hebrides Shelf, west of Scotland. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2015JC011599

Jullion, L., Jones, S.C., Naveira Garabato, A.C., Meredith, M.P. (2010). Wind-controlled export of Antarctic Bottom Water out of the Weddell Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L09609, doi:10.1029/2010GL042822

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