• The University of Western Australia (M053), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr. Jen-Ping Peng, a physical oceanographer, is currently working in the research group of Prof. Nicole Jones at the Ocean Graduate School at the University of Western Australia, under the Australian Research Council Discovery Project: Quantifying vertical and lateral ocean transport due to front and eddies (https://www.swot-adac.org/campaigns/north-west-shelf/). His main works include i) the quantification of the intensity and location of ocean currents at unprecedented fine spatial scales by using data from a new generation of high-resolution satellites, ii) the preparation for a large field campaign in the entire Indian Ocean Basin to evaluate and exploit the satellite data, and iii) the investigation of submesoscale dynamics and turbulent mixing that have important consequences for the global energy cycle. Previously, he was part of the DFG funded large-scale multi-disciplinary TRR181 project as a PhD student and PostDoc in Germany (https://www.trr-energytransfers.de/), working on a subproject: Energy budget of the ocean surface mixed layer. 

His general research interests include:

  • Upper Ocean dynamics and mixing
  • Submesoscale fronts, filaments, and eddies
  • Small-scale turbulence mixing and energy dissipation
  • Diurnal effects on the upper oceans
  • Air-sea interactions
  • Oceanic/coastal freak waves

He performs his research using a variety of methods, including field measurements, satellite images, theoretical modeling, and machine learning modeling. To date, he has published 4 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and contributed 4 review works (incl. GRL, JGR, and Frontiers in Marine Science) and 1 editorial work for Remote Sensing.

Beyond the research, he has participated in several research cruises in the open oceans, semi-closed seas, and fjords (over 56 days on the sea), and been a teaching assistant for the lecture on Hydrodynamics and Marine turbulence.




Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Physical Oceanography, Ph.D., DFG-funded Energy Transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean (TRR181), Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, University of Rostock

Award Date: 13 Nov 2020

Research expertise keywords

  • Submesoscale processes
  • Turbulent mixing
  • In-situ observations
  • Theoretical modelling
  • Machine learning modelling


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