Andrew Styles

Andrew Styles

PhD student

University of Oxford


I am a PhD student studying physical oceanography at the University of Oxford. I am based at the department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) and a student of the Environmental Research DTP.

I take an interest in the fluid dynamics of the ocean circulation. I study the dynamics of ocean gyres and how they are influenced by both mesoscale eddies and interactions with the sea floor. I design idealized models, develop diagnostic methods, and use pen-and-paper analysis to find minimal descriptions of ocean processes seen in models and observations.

My current research project is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Met Office.


  • Gyre dynamics
  • Sea floor interactions
  • Idealized ocean modelling
  • Diagnostic methods
  • Eddy parametrizations


  • DPhil (Phd) in Physical Oceanography, 2019-

    University of Oxford

  • MPhys in Physics, 2015-2019

    University of Oxford

Recent Posts

I will be presenting at EGU 2022

This year I will be presenting my work at the EGU 2022 conference in Vienna. I will be presenting my work on spurious forces in the Numerical Modelling of the Ocean session (link here).

Preprint of first paper

The preprint of my first paper is available on ESSOAr. In this article we discuss how the model grid can produce dominant spurious forces in both realistic and idealized model gyres.

NEMO compilation guide updated

Check out my new updated guide here

Compiling NEMO on NEXCS

Check out my guide to compile NEMO on NEXCS here

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