Dr Christian E. Buckingham is an early-career scientist with expertise in physical oceanography. While the majority of his research has been focused on observations of upper ocean turbulence, his present research seeks to disentangle very similar dynamics in a deep-ocean canyon. Here, dense waters exit the Weddell Sea and eventually form a portion of the Antarctic Bottom Water—i.e. waters influencing the large-scale overturning circulation. Dr Buckingham holds a EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship at IUEM / Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Plouzané, France and, together with a team of scientists, he will be modelling these flows in nested, high-resolution model simulations. Unique to his study, his project makes use of British Antarctic Survey (BAS) moored observations (2015-2017) to better constrain our understanding of flows in this canyon. His collaborators include UK, US and French scientists.
Buckingham, C. E., Z. Khaleel, A. Lazar, A. P. Martin, J. T. Allen, A. C. Naveira Garabato, A. F. Thompson and C. Vic (2017). Testing Munk’s hypothesis for submesoscale eddy generation using observations in the North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi:10.1002/2017JC012910. (pdf)
Buckingham, C. E., A. C. Naveira Garabato, A. F. Thompson, L. Brannigan, A. Lazar, D. P. Marshall, A. J. George Nurser, G. Damerell, K. J. Heywood, and S. E. Belcher (2016). Seasonality of submesoscale flows in the ocean surface boundary layer. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2016GL068009. (pdf)
Thompson, A. F., A. Lazar, C. E. Buckingham, A. C. Naveira Garabato, G. M. Damerell, and K. J. Heywood (2016). Open-ocean submesoscale motions: A full seasonal cycle of mixed layer instabilities from gliders. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 1285–1307, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0170.1. (pdf)
Buckingham, C. E., P. C. Cornillon, F. Schloesser, and K. M. Obenour (2014). Global observations of quasi-zonal bands in microwave sea surface temperature. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119(8), 4840–4866, doi:10.1002/2014JC010088. (pdf)
Buckingham, C. E. and P. C. Cornillon (2013). The contribution of eddies to striations in absolute dynamic topography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118(1), 448–461, doi:10.1029/2012JC008231. (pdf)
Buckingham, C. E., T. Marchok, I. Ginis, L. Rothstein, and D. Rowe (2010). Short- and Medium-Range Prediction of Tropical and Transitioning Cyclone Tracks within the NCEP Global Ensemble Forecasting System. Weather and Forecasting, 25(6), 1736–1754, doi:10.1175/2010WAF2222398.1. (pdf)
Buckingham, C. E., N. Lucas, A. Naveira Garabato, T. Rippeth, and coauthors (2017). Submesoscale instabilities and enhanced dissipation at ocean fronts, in preparation.
Yu, X., A. C. Naveira Garabato, A. P. Martin, C. E. Buckingham, and L. Brannigan (2017). Vertical flow and restratification in the upper ocean by mesoscale and submesoscale processes, in revision.
Cornillon, P. C., E. Firing, A. F. Thompson, L. Ivanov, I. Kamenkovich, C. E. Buckingham and I. Afanasayev. “Jets in nature: oceans”. In: Jets in Nature. Ed. by B. Galperin, Cambridge University Press, Chap. 10, 1-329, in revision.
Publications from NERC Open Research Archive
Naveira Garabato, A.C., Yu, X., Callies, J., Barkan, R., Polzin, K.L., Frajka-Williams, E.E. ORCID record for E.E. Frajka-Williams, Buckingham, C.E. ORCID record for C.E. Buckingham, Griffies, S.M.. (2022) Kinetic energy transfers between mesoscale and submesoscale motions in the open ocean’s upper layers. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 52. 23 pp. 10.1175/JPO-D-21-0099.1
Buckingham, Christian E. ORCID record for Christian E. Buckingham, Gula, Jonathan, Carton, Xavier. (2021) The role of curvature in modifying frontal instabilities. Part I: Review of theory and presentation of a nondimensional instability criterion. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51. 17 pp. 10.1175/JPO-D-19-0265.1
Buckingham, Christian E. ORCID record for Christian E. Buckingham, Gula, Jonathan, Carton, Xavier. (2021) The role of curvature in modifying frontal instabilities. Part II: Application of the criterion to curved density fronts at low Richardson numbers. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51. 25 pp. 10.1175/JPO-D-20-0258.1
Buckingham, Christian E. ORCID record for Christian E. Buckingham, Lucas, Natasha S., Belcher, Stephen E., Rippeth, Tom P., Grant, Alan L. M., Le Sommer, Julien, Ajayi, Adekunle Opeoluwa, Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.. (2019) The contribution of surface and submesoscale processes to turbulence in the open ocean surface boundary layer. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11. 4066-4094. 10.1029/2019MS001801
Naveira Garabato, Alberto C, Frajka-Williams, Eleanor ORCID record for Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Spingys, Carl P, Legg, Sonya, Polzin, Kurt L, Forryan, Alexander, Abrahamsen, Povl ORCID record for Povl Abrahamsen, Buckingham, Christian ORCID record for Christian Buckingham, Griffies, Stephen M, McPhail, Stephen, Nicholls, Keith ORCID record for Keith Nicholls, Thomas, Leif N, Meredith, Michael ORCID record for Michael Meredith. (2019) Rapid mixing and exchange of deep-ocean waters in an abyssal boundary current. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116. 13233-13238. 10.1073/pnas.1904087116
Skákala, Jozef, Smyth, Tim J., Torres, Ricardo, Buckingham, Christian E. ORCID record for Christian E. Buckingham, Brearley, Alexander ORCID record for Alexander Brearley, Hyder, Pat, Coward, Andrew C. ORCID record for Andrew C. Coward. (2019) SST Dynamics at Different Scales: Evaluating the Oceanographic Model Resolution Skill to Represent SST Processes in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124. 2546-2570. 10.1029/2018JC014791
Buckingham, Christian E. ORCID record for Christian E. Buckingham, Khaleel, Zammath, Lazar, Ayah, Martin, Adrian P. ORCID record for Adrian P. Martin, Allen, John T., Naveira Garabato, Alberto C., Thompson, Andrew F., Vic, Clément. (2017) Testing Munk’s hypothesis for submesoscale eddy generation using observations in the North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122. 6725-6745. 10.1002/2017JC012910