Researcher in front of an indoor water channel in the lab. He is smiling, the water has waves in it. Photo

The water channel at NTNU will play a part in the project. Photo: student Astri Nore

Professor Simen A. Å. Ellingsen has been awarded the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council ERC. He will investigate how ocean waves mix surface water into the deep, something that can improve climate simulations.

Simen Ellingsen receives 2 million € in allocation from the ERC to investigate the physics where ocean and atmosphere meet.

– Compared to the ocean, surface waves are tiny, but they have large consequences for the globe. In climate simulations we get errors because we lack understanding about how the layers in the sea get mixed, says Ellingsen. – Now I look forward to investigating this in the years ahead, both theoretically and experimentally in the water channel at NTNU.

Simen A. Å. Ellingsen is Professor at NTNU – Department of Energy and Process Engineering. The water channel is located in the Fluid Mechanics Laboratories.

Read more about ERC Grants at NTNU