David Webb

Dr David J. Webb,
National Oceanography Centre,
Empress Dock,
Southampton SO14 3ZH,
United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 6199
Fax: +44 (0) 23 8059 6204

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Formally I am now retired but my interest in research continues ...

                        ... at NOC and in my own limited company.

Research interests

Large scale ocean circulation (both wind driven and thermohaline), ocean tides, surface waves and numerical methods.

Recent papers

Humphries, U.W. and Webb, D.J.,2008: On the Indonesian Throughflow in the OCCAM 1/4 degree ocean model. Ocean Science, 4, (3), 183-198.

Webb, D.J. and de Cuevas, B. A., 2007: On the fast response of the Southern Ocean to changes in the zonal wind, Ocean Science, 3, 417-427.

Levine, R.C. and Webb, D.J., 2007: On available energy in the ocean and its application to the Barents Sea, Ocean Sci. Discuss., 4, 897-931.

Webb, D.J., and de Cuevas, B.A. 2003: The region of large sea surface height variability in the southeast Pacific Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 33(5), 1044-1056.

Webb, D.J., and de Cuevas, B.A. 2002 An ocean resonance in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(14), 9.1-9.4, doi:10.1029/2002GL015270.

Webb, D.J. and Suginohara, N., 2001: The interior circulation of the ocean. Pp 205-213 in Ocean Circulation and Climate, eds Siedler, G., Church, J., and Gould, J., Academic Press, 715pp.

Webb, D.J. and Suginohara, N., 2001: Vertical mixing in the ocean. Nature, 409 (6816), 37.

Webb, D.J., 2000: Evidence of shallow zonal jets in the South Equatorial Current region of the Southwest Pacific. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 30 (4), 706-720.

Webb, D.J., 1999: An analytic model of the Agulhas Current as a western boundary current with linearly varying viscosity. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 29(7), 1517-1527.

Some earlier papers

Webb, D.J., 1974. Green's Function and Tidal Prediction. Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics, 12(1), 102-116.

Webb, D.J., 1978. Non-linear transfers between sea waves. Deep-Sea Research, 25, 279-298.

Webb, D.J., 1983. On the reduction of tidal dissipation produced by increases in the Earth's rotation rate and its effect on the long term history of the Moon's orbit. Pp 210-221 in: Tidal friction and the Earth's rotation II, ed. P. Brosche and J. Sundermann. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 345pp.

Webb, D.J. and Moore, A., 1986 Assimilation of Altimeter Data into Ocean Models. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 16 (11), 1901-1913.

Webb, D.J., Killworth, P.D., Coward A., and Thompson, S. 1991. The FRAM Atlas of the Southern Ocean. Natural Environment Research Council, Swindon, 67pp.

Webb, D.J., 1993: A simple model of the effect of the Kerguelen Plateau on the strength of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 70, 57-84.

Webb, D.J., 1995. The vertical advection of momentum in Bryan-Cox-Semtner ocean general circulation models. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 25(12), 3186-3195.