Isabela Le Bras is a sea-going physical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) studying the ocean’s large-scale circulation. Her research is motivated by a desire to understand the ocean’s role in the climate system. Specific areas of interest include:
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), an intricate system of currents that stabilizes the earth’s climate by redistributing heat, salt, oxygen, and carbon on a global scale.
High-latitude ocean dynamics and the linkages between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
PhD in Physical Oceanography, 2017
MIT-WHOI Joint Program
BA in Physics, 2010
University of California Berkeley