United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Lynne Talley

Full Professor
University of California San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Research Interests
Lynne Talley is a physical oceanographer with interests in large-scale ocean circulation and its interaction with climate and with biogeochemistry. She has participated in bringing a network of circumpolar BGC profiling floats to the Southern Ocean over the past 10 years, and associated research to understand how the 3-dimensional circulation, heat and freshwater forcing, and various ocean processes affect ocean uptake of heat and carbon.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Research Keywords
ocean circulation, air-sea buoyancy and carbon exchange, impacts of circulation on sea ice and ice shelves
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Physical Sciences Group
Current SCAR Group Participation
NSF Polar Research Board; previously co-chair of CLIVAR Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP)