Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Alice K. DuVivier

Alice K. DuVivier

Alice is interested in high latitude (polar) surface exchanges of energy, momentum, and moisture between the atmosphere, ocean, and sea ice and the effects of these exchanges on the climate system.

Currently at CGD


Current Research

Alice is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, CO. She is working to improve understanding of vertical mixing in the Southern Ocean using ARGO float observations and numerical model simulations, and to improve modeled processes driving the mixing. Her UCAR email address is: duvivier@ucar.edu.

At CIRES as a graduate student, Alice foucused on understanding air-sea interactions in the seas around southern Greenland during small scale wind events. This region is climatically important because it is one of the few regions globally where open ocean convection (surface water sinking) takes place, in part due to buoyancy loss driven by the frequent hurricane-force barrier winds and tip jets.

Alice has extensive experience with the atmospheric Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and has worked as part of the development team for the coupled Regional Arctic System Model (RASM) .