Imperial College London

Ronan McAdam

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Postgraduate







708Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I am a PhD student studying the connections between oceans and its relevance for pollution and global heat flow.

The motion of water in the ocean is chaotic and complex. On a global scale, water transport affects climate, ecosystems and floating debris. My research focusses on simulating ocean currents at the global scale. Finding plastic waste and determining the transport of heat, so important for the state of the climate, are two topical applications to this work.

Related research groups:
Space & Atmospheric Physics (SPAT)
Complexity Science
The Grantham Institute of Climate Change and the Environment

The research is part of the Science and Solutions for a Chaning Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Program (DTP), funded by NERC and The Grantham Institute.

As part of the DTP Challenge Team Project, I am part of The Ecotarian - a website dedicated to promoting sustainable eating habits. Here, we inform the public on local initiatives, seasonal recipes and global issues.
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