Tropical Atlantic mean circulation and circulation variability.
Equatorial wave dynamics.
Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and Subtropical-Tropical Cells.
Franz “Philip” Tuchen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physical Oceanography Division
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
“Observing oceanographic phenomena and key parameters is essential for a better understanding of climate variability. That is why sea-going oceanography has a big share in addressing the most pressing scientific questions. Experiencing the vastness and the strength of the ocean on a research vessel keeps amplifying my fascination about sea-going physical oceanography.”
Philip is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Physical Oceanography Division of NOAA/AOML. His current research is funded by an NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship Award and focuses on the long-term variability of Atlantic Tropical Instability Waves and how it projects on climate variability.
Investigating the long-term variability of Atlantic Tropical Instability Waves and their impact on regional climate variability
Quantifying transports and pathways of the tropical segment of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
Estimating the Atlantic Subtropical Cells from observations and model projections
Investigating deep intraseasonal variability in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean from observations and model simulations
2013, B.S. Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Kiel University/GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
2016, M.S. Physical Oceanography, Kiel University/GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
2020, Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, Kiel/University/GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
Tuchen, F. P., Brandt, P, Hahn., J, Hummels., R., Krahmann, G., Bourlès, B., Provost, C., McPhaden, M. J., Toole, J. M., (2022): Two decades of full-depth current velocity observations from a moored observatory in the central equatorial Atlantic at 0°N, 23°W, Frontiers in Marine Sciences, doi:https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.910979
Tuchen, F. P., Brandt, P., Lübbecke, J. F., & Hummels, R. (2022): Transports and pathways of the tropical AMOC return flow from Argo data and shipboard velocity measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127, e2021JC018115, doi: 10.1029/2021JC018115
Brandt, P., Hahn, J., Schmidtko, S., Tuchen, F. P., Kopte, R., Kiko, R., Bourl s, B., Czeschel, R., & Dengler, M. (2021): Atlantic Equatorial Undercurrent intensification counteracts warming-induced deoxygenation, Nature Geoscience, 14, pp. 278-282, doi: 10.1038/s41561-021-00716-1
Tuchen, F. P., Lübbecke, J. F., Brandt, P., & Fu, Y. (2020): Observed transport variability of the Atlantic Subtropical Cells and their connection to tropical sea surface temperature variability, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125(12), e2020JC016592, doi: 10.1029/2020JC016592