Dr Taimoor Sohail

B.S. Mechanical Engineering; PhD in Earth Sciences
PhD Alumnus

I completed my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College, USA, in 2014. I then spent two years working at a the Centre for Climate Research and Development in Islamabad, Pakistan, where I researched climate change policies in Asia.

I moved to Canberra in 2016 when I started my PhD with the CFP group, and completed my PhD in 2019. I am currently a post-doctoral research associate in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW Sydney. 

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Research interests

I use direct numerical simulation to model flow dynamics in the Southern Ocean, without the need for parameterisations for convection, turbulence, or eddy activity. I am currently researching the impact of horizontal convection, wind stress and turbulent eddy mixing on the flow dynamics of the Southern Ocean. 



Sohail, T., Gayen, B. and Hogg, A. McC. The dynamics of mixed layer deepening during open ocean convection. Journal of Physical Oceanography (2020), doi:10.1175/JPO-D-19-0264.1
Sohail, T., Vreugdenhil, C. A., Gayen, B. and Hogg, A. McC. The impact of turbulence and convection on transport in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (2019), doi:10.1029/2018JC014883
Sohail, T., Gayen, B. and Hogg, A. McC. Convection drives mixing in the Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters (2018), 45, doi:10.1029/2018GL077711