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Dr. Ria Oelerich


Marine Environmental Technology and Deep-Sea Engineering


+49 421 218-62724



NW1, 3rd floor, M-3150

Ria Oelerich

Research Interests

  • Adaptive sampling with ocean gliders
  • Microstructure observations
  • Frontal systems
  • Large-scale ocean circulation
  • Circulation and variability in polar regions
  • Ice-Ocean interactions

Current Projects

TRR181 Energy Transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean


  • Oelerich, R., Heywood, K. J., Damerell, G. M., du Plessis, M., Biddle, L. C., and Swart, S.: Stirring across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current's southern boundary at the prime meridian, Weddell Sea, Ocean Sci., 19, 1465–1482,, 2023.
  • Oelerich, R., Heywood, K. J., Damerell, G. M., and Thompson, A. F. (2022). Wind-induced variability of warm water on the southern Bellingshausen Sea continental shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127, e2022JC018636.
  • Schulze Chretien, L. M., Thompson, A. F., Flexas, M. M., Speer, K., Swaim, N., Oelerich, R., et al. (2021). The shelf circulation of the Bellingshausen Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126, e2020JC016871.
  • Oelerich, R. (2018). Lagrangian Single Particle Statistics in the Benguela Upwelling System off Namibia. Master Thesis at the University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany