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 receach 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.

Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/~fgg11umu/

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

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

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


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)


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

(2015)

Monitoring Report Brightlingsea Harbour

(Commissioned report)


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

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


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

(2013)

Internal wave reflection on shelf slopes with depth-varying stratification

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


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

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(Article)


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

(2011)

Flow and mixing in Ascension, a steep, narrow canyon

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Hall, R., Carter, G.

(2011)

Internal Tides in Monterey Submarine Canyon

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


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

(2011)

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

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Key Research Interests

My research is on shelf sea and shelf edge fluid dynamics, diagnosed from 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. My other research interests include tidal bores, wave and tidal energy, and the effect of ocean circulation on fisheries.

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students considering undertaking a research project on internal wave dynamics, turbulent mixing, or any of my other areas of interest. I am unlikely to have any studentship funding available in 2014/15, but will help with applications for external funding.

Significant Publications

  • Hall, R.A. and Carter,  G.S. 2011. Internal tides in Monterey Submarine Canyon. Journal of Physical Oceanography41, 186-204.
  • Gregg, M.C., Hall,  R.A., Carter,  G.S., Alford,  M.H., Lien,  R.-C., Winkel,  D.P. and Wain,  D.J. 2011. Flow and mixing in Ascension, a steep, narrow canyon. Journal of Geophysical Research116, C07016,doi:10.1029/2010JC006610.
  • Hall, R.A., Huthnance,  J.M. and Williams,  R.G. 2011. Internal tides, nonlinear internal wave trains, and mixing in the Faroe-Shetland Channel. Journal of Geophysical Research116, C03008, doi:10.1029/2010JC006213.

Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Royal Society Summer Exhibit Web Page:www.salt-oceans.tumblr.com

Key Responsibilities

  •  MSci Co-ordinator