Rafael Santana

PhD, MSc

Physical Oceanographer


Dr Rafael Santana’s expertise is in the dynamics of coastal, sub- and mesoscale ocean variability. His focus is to improve our understanding of ocean and sea-ice dynamics using observations, numerical modelling, and data assimilation.

In the Antarctic Science Platform, Rafa is using neXtSIM-Ant, a next generation sea ice model for Antarctica that represents the dynamic behaviour of sea ice. He is running a series of model experiments to evaluate the impact of cyclones on Antarctic sea-ice variability.

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