Mathew Wells

Mathew Wells
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Building EV 456

Teaching Interests

  • EESC19H3 - Oceanography
  • EESC33H3-Environmental Science Field Course
  • EES1120H-Fluid Dynamics of Contaminant Transport

Research Interests

Environmental fluid dynamics.

Awards and Grants

  • Discovery Accelerator Supplement (2016)
  • NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (2011)
  • Ontario Early Researcher Award (2011)


Wells, MG., Li, J., Flood, B., Brooks, JL., Cooke, S.J., Kuai, Y., Semcesen, P. Midwood, J. (2020). Speed of sound gradients due to summer thermal stratification can reduce the detection range of acoustic fish tags: results from a field study in Hamilton Harbour, Ontario. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (in press)

 Wells MG & Dorrell (2020). Turbulence Processes Within Turbidity Currents. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics. 53

Davarpanah Jazi, S., Wells, M.G., J. Peakall, R. M. Dorrell, R. E. Thomas, G. M. Keevil, S. E. Darby, J. Sommeria, S. Viboud, and T. Valran (2020) Influence of Coriolis force upon bottom boundary layers in a large-scale gravity current experiment: Implications for evolution of sinuous deep-water channel systems. Journal of Geophysical Research:Oceans 125(3), p.e2019JC015284.

Davarpanah Jazi, S. and Wells, M.G., (2020) Dynamics of settling-driven convection beneath a sediment-laden buoyant overflow: implications for the length-scale of deposition in lakes and the coastal ocean. Sedimentology 67 (1), 699-720

Yang, B., Wells MG, Li, J. & Young, J. (2020) Mixing,  stratification and plankton under lake-ice during winter in a large  lake: implications for spring dissolved oxygen level. Limnology and Oceanography 

Flood, B.,  Wells, M.G., Dunlop, E. and Young, J.  (2020) Internal waves pump waters in and out of a deep coastal embayment of a large lake Limnology and Oceanography

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