Physical oceanographer, studying freshwater fluxes and submesoscale processes in the Antarctic with 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.
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.
Studying glacial meltwater pathways from Pine Island Glacier and upper ocean stratification in the Amundsen Sea.
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, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi: 10.1029/2019JC015133.