Emily Newsom

Junior Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Scholar Atmospheric Oceanic & Planetary Physics

Department of Physics

BA (Berkley), PhD (Washington)


Emily Newsom is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. Her research probes the fundamental physical processes driving the global circulation of ocean waters and how this circulation influences the climate. An underlying motivation of this research is to identify what sets the ocean’s capacity to absorb and sequester heat from the atmosphere, a precursor to reducing uncertainty in projected climate change.

Prior to her work at Oxford, Emily was a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech University. She received her PhD in Geophysics from the University of Washington, and her B.A. in Astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley.