Transient tracer-based Investigation of Circulation and Thermal Ocean Change


Transient tracer-based Investigation of Circulation and Thermal Ocean Change

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.



Antarctic sea ice controls ocean carbon storage during glacial periods

TICTOC scientist Dr Alice Marzocchi and collaborators from the University of Chicago published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Their work sheds light on the importance of Antarctic sea ice in controlling ocean carbon storage. Picture courtesy of Yvonne Firing

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) recognizes Laure Zanna with the Nicholas P. Fofonoff - Early Career award

The AMS has awarded Laure Zanna with this award "for exceptional creativity in the development and application of new concepts in ocean and climate dynamics. This prestigious recognition aknowledges research achievement in physical oceanography. The award ceremony will be held at the centennial AMS annual meeting in Boston, January 2020. 


A century and a half of ocean warming and sea level rise

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).


The BBVA Foundation recognizes Cazenave, Church and Gregory for their achievements in detecting, understanding and projecting sea-level rise due to climate change

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”.   


A new publication by TICTOC researchers reconstructs a century and a half of ocean warming and offers clues for the future (link to the press release)