About Me

Wilbert Weijer

I have been a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) since 2006. As Physical Oceanographer, I am mostly interested in understanding the dynamics of the large-scale ocean circulation, and the ocean's role in the climate system.

I am PI of DOE's HiLAT project, which is a collaboration between scientists from LANL and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Our team is highly interdisciplinary, and we are investigating feedbacks and impacts of high-latitude climate change. HiLAT logo

From 2009 to 2013 I was a part-time research affiliate at the New Mexico Consortium, working on an NSF-funded project to study decadal variability in the North Pacific.

Before coming to Los Alamos I was a postdoc in the group of Sarah Gille at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2003-2005). There I studied the response of the Southern Ocean to high-frequency wind forcing. My study of topographically trapped barotropic modes started my fascination with the Argentine Basin.

From 1999 through 2002 I was a postdoc in Henk Dijkstra’s group at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU). With Henk I worked on the application of fully-implicit solvers to the stability and variability of the global overturning circulation, using concepts from Dynamical Systems Theory.

I received my PhD in Physical Oceanography in 2000 from Utrecht University. For my PhD research I worked with Will de Ruijter to study the impact of interbasin exchange -in particular, Agulhas Leakage- on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation.

Curriculum Vitae

Click here for a recent cv (June 26, 2018).