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Jen-Ping Peng

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Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW)
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D-18119 Rostock-Warnemuende


I am a physical oceanographer, currently working as a Post-Doc researcher at IOW with Dr. Lars Umlauf on submesoscale ocean dynamics based on the analysis of extensive observational data. This work is part of the DFG financed large-scale multi-disciplinary TRR181 project ( 

My Ph.D. dissertation discusses the real-ocean relevance of a variety of frontal instabilities and turbulence in submesoscale upwelling filaments based on the data collected from a research campaign in the Benguela upwelling system, with important consequences for the downscale transfer of energy among different processes and scales. 

Beyond the research, I am also being a teaching assistant for the lecture on Hydrodynamics and Marine turbulence at the University of Rostock.