Fraser William Goldsworth

Department Climate Variability
Group Climate Energetics
Position Scientist
phone +49 40 41173-153
Room B 213

About me

My research interests span almost the entire breadth of physical oceanography. I’m currently a postodoctoral researcher working on the EERIE project, where I’m investigating the effect of mesoscale eddies and fine-scale boundary currents on climate. I’m particularly interested in questions relating to AMOC stability, and the oceanic fate of anthropogenic heat and carbon.

Prior to this I completed a PhD on the role of symmetric instability in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, and used both numerical models and theory to probe the interactions between symmetric instability and various western boundary current systems in the Atlantic. My thesis contains chapters on the North Brazil Current, the deep western boundary current as it crosses the equator and the high latitude East Greenland Current.

As well as my purely scientific work, I’m very passionate about open-science, open-source software, and EDI issues. I have also taken a leading role in the newly constituted sustainability group at the MPI.

For more information, please visit my academic website.

Goldsworth, F. W., Johnson, H. L., Le Bras, I. A., Marshall, D. P. (2023.) Saturation of restratifying and destratifying instabilities during down front wind events: a case study in the Irminger Sea (submitted JGR: Oceans.)

Goldsworth F. W. (2023.) Symmetric instability in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. DPhil Thesis. University of Oxford.

Goldsworth, F. W., Johnson, H. L., Marshall, D. P. (2022.) Density staircases generated by symmetric instability in a cross-equatorial deep western boundary current. Geophysical Research Letters, 49.

Goldsworth, F. W., Marshall, D. P., Johnson, H. L. (2021.) Symmetric Instability in Cross- Equatorial Western Boundary Currents. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51(6), 2049– 2067.

Gryspeerdt, E., Smith, T. W. P., O'Keeffe, E., Christensen, M. W., & Goldsworth, F. W. (2019.) The impact of ship emission controls recorded by cloud properties. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 12547– 12555.

Wilson, J. D., et al. (2022.) Carbon Sequestration by the Biological Carbon Pump in CMIP6 models: 21st century trends and uncertainties. PNAS, 119(29). pnas.2204369119.