Nora Loose


I am a postdoc at the University of Colorado Boulder and member of the Ocean Transport and Eddy Energy Climate Process Team (CPT). My research focuses on the energy cycle of the ocean mesoscale eddy field – its generation, its interaction with the large-scale flow, and its dissipation. With a better understanding of the ocean eddy energy cycle, I am hoping to improve the representation of mesoscale processes in ocean models. I am also engaged in developing open-source software tools to enable our Earth Science community to perform data analysis in an efficient way.

Before joining the CPT, I worked on adjoint modeling and ocean state estimation within the ECCO project, with a research focus on the subpolar North Atlantic, the Nordic Seas, and the Arctic Ocean. I applied techniques from the computational sciences in order to quantify uncertainties in ocean state estimates and gain new insights into how to improve the global ocean observing system.

I completed my PhD in physical oceanography at the University of Bergen, Norway, and have a master’s in math.

When I’m not doing research, I like being active in the outdoors. I love rock climbing, trail running, and backcountry skiing.