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.
- 2012 to present: Lecturer in Shelf Sea Oceanography (University of East Anglia)
- 2009 to 2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
- 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)
The Whittard Canyon – a case study of submarine canyon processesFull Text UEA Repository
Integration of a RSI microstructure sensing package into a SeagliderUEA Repository
Monitoring Report Brightlingsea Harbour
Transition from partly standing to progressive internal tides in Monterey Submarine CanyonFull Text UEA Repository
Internal wave reflection on shelf slopes with depth-varying stratificationFull Text UEA Repository
Propagation and dissipation of the internal tide in upper Monterey CanyonFull Text UEA Repository
Flow and mixing in Ascension, a steep, narrow canyonFull Text UEA Repository
Internal Tides in Monterey Submarine CanyonFull Text UEA Repository
Internal tides, nonlinear internal wave trains, and mixing in the Faroe-Shetland ChannelFull Text UEA Repository
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.
- Hall, R.A. and Carter, G.S. 2011. Internal tides in Monterey Submarine Canyon. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41, 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 Research, 116, 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 Research, 116, C03008, doi:10.1029/2010JC006213.
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