I am Yana Bebieva, a fourth-year graduate student studying physical oceanography with Professor Mary-Louise Timmermans in the department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. My primary research focuses on the dynamics and thermodynamics of the Arctic Ocean. In particular, I use a combination of theoretical modeling and data analysis (ocean observations from the extensive Ice-Tethered Profiler dataset) to examine the processes responsible for ocean heat transport in the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic interests me scientifically as a region of enormous climatic importance, while it remains an area with many fundamental questions to be explored.

The Arctic Ocean has been a subject of increasing interest and research, particularly after a decade-long trend of declining sea ice extent as global temperatures rise. My current projects address a class of small-scale convective mixing processes (double-diffusive processes) that are prevalent throughout the Arctic Ocean and are one of the main mechanisms by which deep ocean heat is fluxed upward to the surface ocean.


Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics                                                                                                                                               2018 (est.)
Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA

M.S. in Physical Oceanography, Meteorology and Climate (GPA 4.0/4.0)                                                           2013
Utrecht University
Utrecht, The Netherlands

B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Physics (GPA 4.0/4.0, summa cum laude)                                                      2011
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Moscow, Russia