I was awarded my PhD bringing Dynamical Systems theory back to physical oceanography under titie: "Ocean model utility dependence on horizontal resolution". This was the first systematic assessment of changing the resolution of a global realistic ocean model from non-eddy resolving through eddy-permiting to eddy resolving. Major topics we explored were to do with the boundary layers and how to quantify "utility" and divergence:
- Surface: Mixed Layer Depth
- Interior: Steric decompositions and surface-depth covariance
- Depth: Baroclinic/barotropic topographic interactions and the imprint on the overturning
- Lyapunov divergence of SSH field
- Notional functions for defining utility
I worked with Joel J.M. Hirschi, George Nurser and James Dyke. It was a lot of fun, and there is a copy here. Check out resulting publications under publications.