TICTOC is a multi-institute NERC funded grant with the aim of studying regional ocean heat content change and sea level rise. TICTOC will use observations made from research ships and computer models of the ocean to understand where the ocean takes up heat from the atmosphere and how ocean currents transport and redistribute that heat.
TICTOC principal investigators Laure Zanna and Jonathan Gregory explain their latest research in a publication at the University of Oxford Department of Physics Newsletter (link in title; pages 4 and 5).
TICTOC members Prof Jonathan Gregory and Prof John Church (Panel Advisory Board) have been awarded the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category, together with Prof Anny Cazenave. This award recognises researchers for their significant contribution to the field. The committee remarks that the awardees “pioneered the integration of satellite observations with in situ measurements and innovations in numerical modeling to develop an accurate and consistent depiction of sea- level rise globally” an that “their findings have been instrumental in testing our understanding of how the Earth system works, enabling better grounded projections”.