Franz Tuchen

Franz Phillip Tuchen staff page photo.

Research Highlights

Research Interests

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.”

Dr. Franz Philip Tuchen 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.

Current Work

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

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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

  1. Roch, M., P. Brandt, S. Schmidtko, and F.P. Tuchen. Impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation on the decadal variability of the upper subtropical-tropical Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 129(4):e2023JC020614, 2024
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  2. Tuchen, F.P., R.C. Perez, G.R. Foltz, P. Brandt, A. Subramaniam, S.-K. Lee, R. Lumpkin, and R. Hummels. Modulation of equatorial currents and tropical instability waves during the 2021 Atlantic Niño. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 129(1):e2023JC020431, 2024
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  3. Lee, S.-K., H. Lopez, F.P. Tuchen, D. Kim, G.R. Foltz, and A.T. Wittenberg. On the genesis of the 2021 Atlantic Niño. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(16):e2023GL04452, 2023
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National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Research Associateship Award 2021