Prof Tom Rippeth

Professor of Physical Oceanography

Contact info

Office Location: 3rd floor Craig Mair Building, School of Ocean Sciences

Twitter: @rippetht

Email: t.p.rippeth@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 382293

Location: School of Ocean Sciences, Askew Street, Menai Bridge, LL59 5AB

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Overview

Tom is the established Chair in Physical Oceanography. He is an observational oceanographer with a strong research interest in turbulence and mixing in the marine environment. His work has involved the development of new technqiues for the measurement of aquatic turbulence, and the use of turbulence measurements to identify, unravel and quantify key physical processes which drive mixing in the ocean. His current research focuses on the impact of mixing by the tide and wind on melting Arctic sea ice and the processes determining the surface mixed layer depth in the ocean.

Tom is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Areas

Turbulence and Mixing

High Latitude Physical Oceanography

Ocean Circulation and Climate

 

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    A novel technique for measuring the rate of turbulent dissipation in the marine environment.

    Wiles, P. J., Rippeth, T. P., Simpson, J. H. & Hendricks, P. J., 10 Nov 2006, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 33, 21, p. L21608

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    An investigation of internal mixing in a seasonally stratified shelf sea.

    Palmer, M., Rippeth, T. P. & Simpson, J. H., 10 Dec 2008, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 113, C12, p. C12005

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    Correcting surface wave bias in structure function estimates of turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate

    Scannell, B., Rippeth, T., Simpson, J., Polton, J. & Hopkins, J., Oct 2017, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 34, 10, p. 2257-2273

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Current oscillations in the diurnal-inertial band on the Catalonian shelf in spring.

    Rippeth, T. P., Simpson, J. H., Player, R. J. & Garcia, M., 1 Jan 2002, In : Continental Shelf Research. 22, 2, p. 247-265

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    Do observations adequately resolve the natural variability of oceanic turbulence?

    Moum, J. N. & Rippeth, T. P., 1 Jun 2009, In : Journal of Marine Systems. 77, 4, p. 409-417

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Evolution and distribution of the production and dissipation within stratified flow over topography.

    Inall, M., Rippeth, T. P., Griffiths, C. & Wiles, P., 30 Apr 2005, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 32, 8, p. L08607

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Evolution of Oceanic Near Surface Stratification in Response to an Autumn Storm

    Lucas, N., Grant, A. L. M., Rippeth, T., Polton, J., Palmer, M., Brannigan, L. & Belcher, S. E., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 49, 11, p. 2961-2978

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Forced oscillations near the critical latitude for diurnal-inertial resonance.

    Simpson, J. H., Hyder, P., Rippeth, T. P. & Lucas, I. M., 1 Jan 2002, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 32, 1, p. 177-187

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Generation of bulk shear spikes in shallow stratified tidal seas.

    Burchard, H. & Rippeth, T. P., 1 Apr 2009, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 39, 4, p. 969-985

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Global tidal impacts of large-scale ice-sheet collapses

    Wilmes, S-B., Green, M., Gomez, M., Lau, H. & Rippeth, T., Nov 2017, In : Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. 122, 11, p. 8354-8370

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Impact of nonlinear waves on the dissipation of internal tidal energy at a shelf break.

    Inall, M. E., Rippeth, T. P. & Sherwin, T. J., 15 Apr 2000, In : Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans. 105, C4, p. 8687-8705

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    Impact of sea-level rise over the last deglacial transition on the strength of the continental shelf CO2 pump.

    Rippeth, T. P., Scourse, J. D., Uehara, K. & McKeown, S., 23 Dec 2008, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 35, 24, p. L24604

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    Impact of vertical mixing on sea surface pCO2 in temperate seasonally stratified shelf seas

    Rippeth, T. P., Lincoln, B. J., Kennedy, H. A., Palmer, M., Sharples, J. & Williams, C. A., 20 Jun 2014, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 119, 6, p. 3868-3882

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Inertial currents in the northern North sea

    Knight, P., Howarth, M. J. & Rippeth, T., 1 Jun 2002, In : Journal of Sea Research. 47, 3-4, p. 269-284

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    Intensification of Near-Surface Currents and Shear in the Eastern Arctic Ocean: A More Dynamic Eastern Arctic Ocean

    Polyakov, I., Rippeth, T., Fer, I., Baumann, T., Carmack, E., Ivanov, V., Janout, M. A., Padman, L., Pnyushkov, A. & Rember, R., 28 Aug 2020, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 47, 16, 2020GL089469.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Intermittent intense turbulent mixing under ice in the Laptev Sea continental shelf.

    Lenn, Y., Rippeth, T. P., Old, C., Bacon, S., Polyakov, I., Ivanov, V. & Holemann, J., 1 Mar 2011, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 41, 3, p. 531-547

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Internal Waves ...... or something completely different

    Rippeth, T. P., 1 Jan 2000, In : Ocean Challenge. 9, 3, p. 32-36

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Measurement of the rates of production and dissipation of turbulent kinetic energy in an energetic tidal flow: Red Wharf Bay revisited.

    Rippeth, T. P., Simpson, J. H., Williams, E. & Inall, M. E., 1 Sep 2003, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 33, 9, p. 1889-1901

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Measuring Turbulent Dissipation Using a Tethered ADCP

    Lucas, N. S., Simpson, J. H. & Rippeth, T. P., 20 Mar 2014, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 31, 8, p. 1826-1837

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Microstructure of turbulence in the northern North Sea: a comparative study of observations and model simulations.

    Burchard, H., Bolding, K., Rippeth, T. P., Stips, A., Simpson, J. H. & Sundermann, J., 1 Jun 2002, In : Journal of Sea Research. 47, 3-4, p. 223-238

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Mixing in seasonally stratified shelf seas: a shifting paradigm.

    Rippeth, T. P., 1 Dec 2005, In : Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 363, 1837, p. 2837-2854

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Observational and numerical modeling methods for quantifying coastal ocean turbulence and mixing

    Burchard, H., Craig, P. D., Gemmrich, J. R., Van Haren, H., Mathieu, P. P., Meier, H. E., Nimmo Smith, W. A., Prandke, H., Rippeth, T. P., Skyllingstad, E. D., Smyth, W. D., Welsh, D. J. & Wijesekera, H. W., 1 Mar 2008, In : Progress in Oceanography. 76, 4, p. 399-442

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Observations of a diapycnal shortcut to adiabatic upwelling of Antarctic Circumpolar Deep Water

    Silvester, J. M., Lenn, Y. D., Polton, J. A., Rippeth, T. P. & Maqueda, M. M., 25 Nov 2014, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 41, 22, p. 7950-7956

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Observations of internal tidal waves in the isolated seasonally stratified region of the western Irish Sea.

    Green, J. A., Simpson, J. H., Thorpe, S. A. & Rippeth, T. P., 1 Feb 2010, In : Continental Shelf Research. 30, 2, p. 214-225

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Observations of the internal tide and associated mixing across the Malin Shelf.

    Rippeth, T. P. & Inall, M. E., 15 Apr 2002, In : Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans. 107, C4, p. 3028

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Ocean nutrient pathways associated with passage of a storm

    Rumyantseva, A., Lucas, N., Rippeth, T. P., Henson, S., Martin, A. & Painter, S., 16 Jul 2015, In : Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 28, 8, p. 1179–1189

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    Physical controls on phytoplankton physiology and production at a shelf sea front: a fast repetition-rate fluorometer based field study.

    Moore, C. M., Suggett, D., Holligan, P. M., Sharples, J., Abraham, E. R., Lucas, M. I., Rippeth, T. P., Fisher, N. R., Simpson, J. H. & Hydes, D. J., 12 Sep 2003, In : Marine Ecology Progress Series. 259, p. 29-45

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    Phytoplankton distribution and survival in the thermocline.

    Sharples, J., Moore, C. M., Rippeth, T. P., Holligan, P. M., Hydes, D. J., Fisher, N. R. & Simpson, J. H., 1 May 2001, In : Limnology and Oceanography. 46, 3, p. 486-496

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Published

    Phytoplankton survival in the thermocline.

    Sharples, J., Moore, C. M., Rippeth, T. P., Holligan, P. M., Hydes, D. J., Fisher, N. R. & Simpson, J. H., 1 Jan 2001, In : Limnology and Oceanography. 46, 3, p. 486-496

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Published

    Processes contributing to the evolution and destruction of stratification in the Liverpool Bay ROFI

    Howlett, E., Rippeth, T. & Howarth, M. J., 20 May 2011, In : Ocean Dynamics. 61, p. 1403–1419

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Published

    Processes impacting on stratification in a region of freshwater influence: Application to Liverpool Bay

    Verspecht, F., Rippeth, T. P., Howarth, M. J., Souza, A. J., Simpson, J. H. & Burchard, H., 1 Nov 2009, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 114, p. C11022

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Published

    Residual circulation and stratification in the Liverpool Bay region of freshwater influence.

    Verspecht, F., Rippeth, T. P., Simpson, J. H., Souza, A. J., Burchard, H. & Howarth, M. J., 1 Nov 2009, In : Ocean Dynamics. 59, 5, p. 765-779

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Published

    Reynolds stress and turbulent energy production in a tidal channel.

    Rippeth, T., Williams, E. & Simpson, J. H., 1 Apr 2002, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 32, 4, p. 1242-1251

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Published

    SEASTAR: A Mission to Study Ocean Submesoscale Dynamics and Small-Scale Atmosphere-Ocean Processes in Coastal, Shelf and Polar Seas

    Gommenginger, C., Chapron, B., Hogg, A., Buckingham, C., Fox-Kemper, B., Eriksson, L., Soulat, F., Ubelmann, C., Ocampo-Torres, F., Nardelli, B. B., Griffin, D., Lopez-Dekker, P., Knudsen, P., Andersen, O., Stenseng, L., Stapleton, N., Perrie, W., Violante-Carvalho, N., Schulz-Stellenfleth, J., Woolf, D., Isern-Fontanet, J., Ardhuin, F., Klein, P., Mouche, A., Pascual, A., Capet, X., Hauser, D., Stoffelen, A., Morrow, R., Aouf, L., Breivik, Ø., Fu, L-L., Johannessen, J. A., Aksenov, Y., Bricheno, L., Hirschi, J., Martin, A. C. H., Martin, A. P., Nurser, G., Polton, J., Wolf, J., Johnsen, H., Soloviev, A., Jacobs, G. A., Collard, F., Groom, S., Kudryavtsev, V., Wilkin, J., Navarro, V., Babanin, A., Martin, M., Siddorn, J., Saulter, A., Rippeth, T., Emery, B., Maximenko, N., Romeiser, R., Graber, H., Azcarate, A. A., Hughes, C. W., Vandemark, D., Silva, J. D., Leeuwen, P. J. V., Naveira-Garabato, A., Gemmrich, J., Mahadevan, A., Marquez, J., Munro, Y., Doody, S. & Burbidge, G., 13 Aug 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, p. 1-7 8 p., 457.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Published

    Seasonal cycle of vertical structure and deep water renewal in the Clyde Sea.

    Midgley, R. P., Simpson, J. H., Hyder, P. & Rippeth, T., 1 Dec 2001, In : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 53, 6, p. 813-823

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    Semi-diurnal tidal ellipse variability in a region of freshwater influence

    Verspecht, F., Simpson, J. H. & Rippeth, T. P., 1 Sep 2010, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 37, 18, p. 1-4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Published

    Shear at the Base of the Oceanic Mixed Layer Generated by Wind Shear Alignment

    Brannigan, L., Lenn, Y. D., Rippeth, T. P., McDonough, E., Chereskin, T. K. & Sprintall, J., 1 Aug 2013, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 43, 8, p. 1798-1810

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Published

    Sill dynamics and energy transformation in a jet fjord

    Inall, M., Cottier, F., Griffiths, C. & Rippeth, T. P., 1 Jul 2004, In : Ocean Dynamics. 54, 3-4, p. 307-314

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Published

    Spatial variability of diapycnal mixing and turbulent dissipation rates in a stagnant fjord basin.

    Arneborg, L., Janzen, C., Liljebladh, B., Rippeth, T., Simpson, J. H. & Stigebrandt, A., 1 Jul 2004, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 34, 7, p. 1679-1691

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Published

    Spring-neap modulation of internal tide mixing and vertical nitrate fluxes at a shelf edge in summer

    Sharples, J., Tweddle, J. F., Green, M., Palmer, M. R., Kim, Y-N., Hickman, A. E., Holligan, P. M., Moore, C. M., Rippeth, T., Simpson, J. H. & Krivtsov, V., 27 Sep 2007, In : Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. 52, 5, p. 1735-1747

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. Published

    Surface mixed layer deepening through wind shear alignment in a seasonally stratified shallow sea

    Lincoln, B., Rippeth, T. & Simpson, J., Aug 2016, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 121, 8, p. 6021-6034

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. Published

    Temporal variation of suspended particulate matter and turbulence in a high energy, tide-stirred, coastal sea: relative contributions of resuspension and disaggregation.

    Jago, C., Jones, S. E., Sykes, P. & Rippeth, T. P., 1 Nov 2006, In : Continental Shelf Research. 26, 17-18, p. 2019-2028

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Published

    The contribution of surface and submesoscale processes to turbulence in the open ocean surface boundary layer

    Buckingham, C. E., Lucas, N., Belcher, S. E., Rippeth, T., Grant, A. L. M., Le Sommer, J., Ajayi, A. O. & Naveria Garabato, A. C., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. 11, 12, p. 4066-4094

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Published

    The cycle of turbulent dissipation in the presence of tidal straining.

    Rippeth, T. P., Fisher, N. R. & Simpson, J. H., 1 Aug 2001, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 31, 8, p. 2458-2471

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. Published

    The diapcynal nutrient flux and shear-induced diapcynal mixing in the seasonally stratified western Irish Sea.

    Rippeth, T. P., Wiles, P. J., Palmer, M. R., Sharples, J. & Tweddle, J., 30 Jun 2009, In : Continental Shelf Research. 29, 13, p. 1580-1587

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. Published

    The maintenance of the subsurface chlorophyll maximum in the stratified western Irish Sea

    Williams, C., Sharples, J., Green, M., Mahaffey, C. & Rippeth, T., 2013, In : Limnology and Oceanography - Fluids and Environment. 3, 1, p. 61-73

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Published

    The semi-diurnal cycle of dissipation in a ROFI: model-measurement comparisons.

    Simpson, J., Burchard, H., Fisher, N. R. & Rippeth, T., 1 Jul 2002, In : Continental Shelf Research. 22, 11-13, p. 1615-1628

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Published

    The structure of dissipation in the western Irish Sea front.

    Simpson, J. H., Green, M., Rippeth, T. P., Osborn, T. R. & Nimmo-Smith, W. A., 1 Jun 2009, In : Journal of Marine Systems. 77, 4, p. 428-440

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Published

    Thermocline mixing in summer stratified continental shelf seas.

    Rippeth, T., Palmer, M., Simpson, J. H., Fisher, N. & Sharples, J., 1 Mar 2005, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 32, 5, p. L05602

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. Published

    Tidal conversion and mixing poleward of the critical latitude (an Arctic case study)

    Rippeth, T., Vlasenko, V., Stashchuk, N., Scannell, B., Green, M., Lincoln, B. & Bacon, S., 28 Dec 2017, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 44, 24, p. 12349-12357

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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