Physical Oceanography Department of IO PAN
Head: Assoc. Prof. Waldemar Walczowski
Physical Oceanography Department concentrates on the following three main scientific problems:
Air-sea interaction: exchange of mass (aerosols) and energy, momentum and radiation at the ocean-atmosphere contact zone.
Mesoscale processes in the ocean: Ocean circulation, mesoscale eddies, mass and heat transport, exchange of mass and properties between deep basins of the Baltic Sea.
Numerical hydrodynamics and modeling: mathematical numerical description of sea water movement in the natural surroundings; hyrodynamic and ecological modeling.
Two ocean regions are the main area of investigations: the Baltic Sea and the European Arctic Seas (Norwegian and Greenland Seas).
The department consists of: