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Prof Chris Hughes

Professor of Sea Level Science Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


    Personal Statement

    I am Professor of Sea Level Science at the University of Liverpool, and am an Adjunct Fellow at the National Oceanography Centre where I work closely with the Sea Level Group, and more generally the Marine Physics and Ocean Climate and the Marine Systems Modelling groups.

    My papers: Publications and statistics from Publons

    I teach the 3rd year module ENVS332 "Ocean Dynamics" and data analysis methods in ENVS202 and ENVS475.

    My research focuses on the relationship between ocean dynamics, sea level, ocean bottom pressure, and geodesy. Geodesy is the science of measuring the Earth's shape, orientation, and gravity field, all of which are closely related to sea level. In fact, the Global Geodetic Observing System "Grand Challenge" goals for accuracy and stability are determined by the requirements of sea level science.

    Since completing a D.Phil. at the University of Oxford in 1992: "The effect of topography on ocean flow", supervised by Peter Killworth, I worked for 21 years at the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory in Bidston and Liverpool, and its successor the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool, before moving to the University in October 2013.

    I'm not the only Chris Hughes in the world! Just to be clear:
    I've never been on Love Island.
    I didn't co-found Facebook.
    I didn't play drums with Adam and the Ants, or produce records for Tears for Fears.
    I didn't win Mastermind or Brain of Britain.