Biography

After an undergraduate degree in Oceanography at the University of Southampton, I completed my PhD in Physical Oceanography at Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory and the University of Liverpool, under the supervision of Profs John Huthnance and Ric Williams. I then spent three years as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Hawaii working with Dr Glenn Carter before being appointed Lecturer in Shelf Sea Oceanography at the University of East Anglia.

Career History

  • 2012 to present: Lecturer in Shelf Sea Oceanography (University of East Anglia)
  • 2009 to 2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of Hawaii at Manoa) 

PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences. However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

Academic Background

  • 2005 to 2009: PhD in Physical Oceanography (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory and University of Liverpool)
  • 2001 to 2005: MOcean in Oceanography (University of Southampton and National Oceanography Centre) 

All Publications

Aslam, T., Hall, R., Dye, S.

(2017)

Internal tides in a dendritic submarine canyon,

in Progress in Oceanography

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Hall, R. A., Aslam, T., Huvenne, V. A.

(2017)

Partly standing internal tides in a dendritic submarine canyon observed by an ocean glider,

in Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers

126

pp. 73-84

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hall, R., Berx, B., Inall, M.

(2017)

Observing internal tides in high-risk regions using co-located ocean gliders and moored ADCPs,

in Oceanography

30

(2)

pp. 51-52

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Sheehan, P. M., Berx, B., Gallego, A., Hall, R. A., Heywood, K. J., Hughes, S. L.

(2017)

Thermohaline forcing and interannual variability of northwestern inflows into the northern North Sea,

in Continental Shelf Research

138

pp. 120–131

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(Article)

(Published)


Amaro, T., Huvenne, V., Allcock, A., Aslam, T., Davies, J., Danovaro, R., De Stigter, H., Duineveld, G., Gambi, C., Gooday, A., Gunton, L., Hall, R., Howell, K., Ingels, J., Kiriakoulakis, K., Kershaw, C., Lavaleye, M., Robert, K., Stewart, H., Van Rooij, D., White, M., Wilson, A.

(2016)

The Whittard Canyon – a case study of submarine canyon processes,

in Progress in Oceanography

146

pp. 38–57

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(Article)

(Published)


Creed, E., Ross, W., Lueck, R., Stern, P., Douglas, W., Wolk, F., Hall, R.

(2015)

Integration of a RSI microstructure sensing package into a Seaglider,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Coulet, W., Tolhurst, T., Hall, R.

(2015)

Monitoring Report Brightlingsea Harbour,

Exo Environmental

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Hall, R., Alford, M., Gregg, M., Lien, R., Zhao, Z., Carter, G., Wain, D.

(2014)

Transition from partly standing to progressive internal tides in Monterey Submarine Canyon,

in Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

104

pp. 164-173

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wain, D. J., Gregg, M. C., Alford, M. H., Lien, R., Hall, R., Carter, G. S.

(2013)

Propagation and dissipation of the internal tide in upper Monterey Canyon,

in Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans

118

(10)

pp. 4855-4877

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(Article)

(Published)


Hall, R., Huthnance, J., Williams, R.

(2013)

Internal wave reflection on shelf slopes with depth-varying stratification,

in Journal of Physical Oceanography

43

(2)

pp. 248-258

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(Article)

(Published)


Gregg, M., Hall, R., Carter, G., Alford, M., Lien, R., Winkel, D., Wain, D.

(2011)

Flow and mixing in Ascension, a steep, narrow canyon,

in Journal of Geophysical Research

116

article no. C07016

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(Article)

(Published)


Hall, R., Carter, G.

(2011)

Internal Tides in Monterey Submarine Canyon,

in Journal of Physical Oceanography

41

(1)

pp. 186-204

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(Article)

(Published)


Hall, R., Huthnance, J., Williams, R.

(2011)

Internal tides, nonlinear internal wave trains, and mixing in the Faroe-Shetland Channel,

in Journal of Geophysical Research

116

article no. C03088, doi:10.1029/2010JC006213

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(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My research is on shelf sea and shelf edge fluid dynamics, diagnosed from both observations and numerical model simulations. I have a specific interest in internal waves and internal tides, their interactions with complex topography such as submarine canyons, and their effect on turbulent mixing, biogeochemical fluxes, and primary productivity. As an leading member of the UEA Glider Science Group, I have led several Seaglider missions and developed methods to use these autonomous vehicles for the diagnosis of internal wave energetics and turbulent mixing rates. To support these observation and investigate process interactions, I run numerical model simulations using both the Princeton Ocean Model (POM) and MITgcm.

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students considering a research project on internal wave dynamics, turbulent mixing, or any of my other areas of interest.

Significant Recent Publications:

  • Aslam, T., R. A. Hall, and S. R. Dye, 2017: Internal tides in a dendritic submarine canyon, Progress in Oceanography, accepted, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2017.10.005.
  • Hall, R. A., B. Berx, and M. E. Inall, 2017b: Observing internal tides in high-risk regions using co-located ocean gliders and moored ADCPs. Oceanography, 30, 51–52, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2017.220.
  • Hall, R. A., T. Aslam, and V. A. I. Huvenne, 2017a: Partly standing internal tides in a dendritic submarine canyon observed by an ocean glider. Deep Sea Research I, 126, 73-84, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2017.05.015.
  • Hall, R. A., M. H. Alford, G. S. Carter, M. C. Gregg, R.-C. Lien, D. J. Wain, and Z. Zhao, 2014: Transition from partly standing to progressive internal tides in Monterey Submarine Canyon. Deep-Sea Research II, 104, 164-173, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.039.

Full Publication List: EPrints Digital Repository

Key Responsibilities

  •  Natural Sciences Director of Admissions