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The advances they made in improving wave forecasts, in their bid to aid the war effort, are now widely regarded as the beginning of modern physical oceanography here in the UK.

Tom Rippeth,  Professor of Physical Oceanography at 六合彩资料铁算盘鈥檚 School of Ocean Sciences

Physical Oceanography at 六合彩资料铁算盘

In 1963 the new department of Physical Oceanography at 六合彩资料铁算盘 came into existence with the appointment of Jack Derbyshire as Head of Department and the first Chair of Physical Oceanography. Since then, the study of physical oceanography at 六合彩资料铁算盘 has gone from strength to strength.

World leading oceanographic research within the School of Ocean Sciences spans the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from centimetre scale turbulent mixing processes to global tides through the Earth鈥檚 history, and to the characterization of marine energy resources and the impacts of extraction.

Professor Tom Rippeth added,

鈥淛ack was well known in the local community here in Menai Bridge until his passing in 2004. What was less well known was his wartime work with Group-W colleagues and that his fundamental work on ocean waves is still taught across the globe.鈥

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