David Marshall

Welcome to my website! I'm a Physical Oceanographer in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford, and I'm interested in the fluid dynamics of the global ocean circulation. My work spans a wide range of scales, from meters to global, and days to millennia. I use a range of approaches including pen and paper, computational models and observations.

Physics Ocean Oxford

St Hugh's Oxford

Oxford Martin School


  • Eddy form stress ellipsesGeometric interpretation of Southern Ocean eddy form stress
    Mads Poulsen, a recent visiting graduate student from the University of Copenhagen, has published an article on “A Geometric interpretation of Southern Ocean eddy form stress“, has been published in the Journal of Physical ...
  • AMOC mechanismsTheoretical understanding of Atlantic overturning circulation
    Our review paper led by Helen Johnson, “Recent Contributions of Theory to Our Understanding of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation“, has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. This is part of ...
  • Neutral Surface Topology
    I’m super proud that former graduate student, Geoff Stanley‘s outstanding sole-author paper on Neutral Surface Topology has been published in Ocean Modelling. This should redefine how we calculate neutral surfaces in the ocean. ...