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Dr Tatiana Rykova is a physical oceanographer, specialising in analysis of ocean observations and models - particularly water mass analysis, ocean dynamics, and mesoscale eddy dynamics. Tatiana completed an undergraduate degree at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, a Masters and PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in physical oceanography. Tatiana is currently working on the assessment of regional ocean and atmospheric forecasts, under the Bluelink project, on the delayed-mode quality control of Argo float observations, and on the development of post-processing techniques to refine gridded products from forecasts or reanalyses to better match observations . Tatiana draws on her deep understanding of physical oceanography to exploit data from observations and models to deliver benefits to a wide range of stakeholders and industries.

Current Roles

  • Researcher
    Delayed-mode quality control of Argo data

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 2006

    MAster of Science
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 2003

    Bachelor of Science
    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Professional Experiences

  • 2003-2010

    Research Assistant

  • 2013-2016

    PostDoctoral Researcher

  • 2016-present

    Experimental Scientist

Achievements and Awards

  • 2019-2020

    Ruby Scott-Payne Award

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2021-present

    Organiser of Argo DMQC Discussion Forum: