Paul Myers, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
Associate Chair, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
Email
pmyers@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-6706
Address
3-273 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Associate Chair, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
Email
pmyers@ualberta.ca

Overview

Research
Research area

Physical Oceanography, High Latitude Oceanography, Numerical Modelling and Numerical Model Development

Research interest

Paul Myers is a physical oceanographer who is interested in the ocean's role in climate (past and present). The ocean plays a key role in the global system, as an important element of the climate system and as a provider for resources (from fisheries to undersea floor resources). Studies of the ocean include the analysis of both ocean observational data and numerical model development and simulation. Regional studies concentrate on the high latitude oceans bounding Canada, including the Labrador Sea and sub-polar North Atlantic, modelling of the Canadian Arctic and the northwest passage, the North Pacific as well as the Mediterranean.

Research opportunity

I am seeking graduate students who would be interested in studying and working in one of the below areas

  • 1) The role of Freshwater in the High-Latitude Oceans
  • 2) Regional Ocean Modelling (Labrador Sea and Subpolar North Atlantic)
  • 3) Links Between the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans
  • 4) Upper Ocean Variability in the Gulf of Alaska
  • 5) Finite Element Methods in Oceanography
  • 6) Paleoceanography
  • 7) Mediterranean Oceanography

Courses

EAS 215 - Introduction to Arctic Environments and Climate

Students will learn about the circumpolar North, starting with an overview of regional geography, and then focusing on the cryosphere (ice), atmosphere and ocean of the region. Students will learn why the Arctic is cold and ice covered, and how that impacts its climate and ecosystems. Topics will also include present-day climate change, the processes driving it, and evidence for it in the Arctic, as well as its implications in the rapidly evolving North. This course will be delivered entirely on-line. Prerequisites: Biology 30 or equivalent, or any 100-level course in the Faculty of Science.

Fall Term 2020
EAS 371 - Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean I

An introduction to fluid dynamics on the rotating earth with reference to the atmosphere and ocean; equations of motion and their simplification; vorticity; the atmospheric boundary layer; waves in the atmosphere and ocean. Prerequisites: EAS 270 and MATH 214. [Faculty of Science]

Fall Term 2020
EAS 471 - Atmospheric Modelling

Dynamics and physics of general circulation models. Numerical Weather Prediction models, ocean models, limited area models. Finite difference methods; spectral methods, and numerical stability. Prerequisites: EAS 371, 373 and MATH 215. [Faculty of Science]

Winter Term 2021

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