National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Hannah Zanowski

JISAO Postdoctoral Fellow
Staff Affiliation: 
PMEL Division: 
Ocean Climate
PMEL Project: 
Large Scale Ocean Physics

PhD, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton, 2017.

Dr. Zanowski is working with Drs. Cecelia Bitz, UW Atmospheric Sciences, and Kyle Armour, UW Oceanography, here on campus, and with Dr. Greg Johnson of NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, on a research project that will include both observational analysis of decade-to-decade historical water-mass changes in the Southern Ocean as well as diagnosis of model output, specifically to study full-depth southern ocean responses to changes in wind and freshwater (buoyancy) forcing when they are applied in the open ocean vs. along the coast. By comparing observations and different climate models (developed at GFDL and NCAR), Dr. Zanowski hopes to elucidate key mechanisms for variability in the Southern Ocean limbs of the meridional overturning