Louise Biddle

Physical oceanographer, studying freshwater fluxes and submesoscale processes in the Antarctic with ocean gliders.


About me


Hi! I’m a researcher at the University of Gothenburg, studying the effects of freshwater fluxes around Antarctica using ocean gliders.

I’m particularly interested in how glacial and sea ice melt affect the upper ocean, and how they influence mixing (or stratification). I also use a modified 1D ocean model (mPWP) that I have developed to study the individual fluxes and mixing processes in the upper ocean and identify their relative importance.

Latest Projects

Studying submesoscale processes in the marginal ice zone in the eastern Weddell Sea.

A simple 1D ocean model, modified from the PWP model to include sea ice.

Amundsen Sea
Studying glacial meltwater pathways from Pine Island Glacier and upper ocean stratification in the Amundsen Sea.

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Latest Papers

Biddle, L.C., Swart, S. (2020). The observed seasonal cycle of submesoscale processes in the Antarctic marginal ice zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125 (6), doi:10.1029/2019JC015587.

Swart, S., M. D. du Plessis, A. F.  Thompson, L. C. Biddle, I. Giddy, T. Linders et al. (2020). Submesoscale fronts in the Antarctic marginal ice zone and their response to wind forcing. Geophysical Research Letters,  47, doi:10.1029/2019GL086649. 

Biddle, L. C., B. Loose, and K. J. Heywood (2019). Upper ocean distribution of glacial meltwater in the Amundsen Sea, AntarcticaJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi: 10.1029/2019JC015133.

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