Institution: University of Washington
Degree: PhD, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Specialty: Theory of the general circulation of the ocean and its waves and eddies; atmospheric and climate dynamics , particularly in the subpolar oceans; sea-going projects in high-latitude climate change; laboratory experiments and numerical models in oceanography and geophysical fluid dynamics; and computer data atlases and not least, understanding and teaching global environmental studies, from the sun (the mother of most energy) to climate to indigenous populations.
Peter is a signatory of the Tyndall Petition, a statement backed by climate experts acknowledging the significant risks of climate change and the urgent need for emission reductions.
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