- Prof. Fox-Kemper studies the physics of the ocean and how the ocean fits into the Earth's climate system, using models that range from the global scale to focused process models that apply universally. He seeks mathematically interesting problems with practical uses. The products the group produces are parameterizations, diagnostics, and toy models. That is, after study of complex processes in dedicated and computationally expensive models, the results are simple but accurate approximations and crucial measurements to diagnose. Sometimes the goal is to improve the community models, and sometimes the goal is to aid understanding with a toy model that mimics the complex system.