Professor Laure Resplandy is a biogeochemical oceanographer.  Her research goals are to understand how climate and ocean physics influence marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems and how these changes can in turn impact the Earth climate.  Prof. Resplandy's approach is to design and develop numerical models (from ocean regions to global climate system) and statistical tools to interpret in-situ and satellite observations.

Research Interests:

  • Changes in ocean oxygenation.
  • Global change, ocean acidification and carbon cycle.
  • Influence of ocean physics on biological activity and biogeochemical fluxes.
  • Climate modeling, ocean small-scale (1 to 100 km) modeling.


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Join us for the new webinar series on ocean deoxygenation organized by the UNESCO Global Ocean Oxygen Network (IOC Expert Working Group GO2NE). Upcoming webinar on December 9th 2020 at 9am ET will feature Professor Laure Resplandy.

The Department of Geosciences, Guyot Hall, Princeton University

We have an opening for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher in the area of ocean biophysical modeling to work with Professor Laure Resplandy, in collaboration with Jessica Luo from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. 

Figure: Extent of the three regions of anomalous CO2 drawdown during El Niño events (near-equatorial, northern, and southern).

New study led by postdoc Enhui Liao analyses the dynamics controlling the enhanced ocean CO2 sink during El Niño events. They found that poleward Ekman transport dramatically amplifies, by up to a factor two, the Equatorial carbon drawdown, and evaluate the potential to use atmospheric CO2 satellite observations to constrain this poleward amplification and the partition between ocean and carbon sinks.