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Prof Adrian Jenkins

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Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Adrian Jenkins

0191 227 4118

My research focuses on the interaction between the Earth’s ice sheets and oceans, with a particular emphasis on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.  There the interaction between ice and ocean occurs mainly beneath the vast floating ice shelves.  I have undertaken fieldwork, both on the ice and aboard ships from which I have deployed autonomous submarines to make observations beneath the ice.  I have also developed numerical models of the critical processes, ranging from relatively simple one-dimensional models to complex Earth System Models.  The ultimate aim of my work is to understand how the ocean drives change in the ice sheet and how that will impact global climate and sea level in the future.

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  • An Amundsen Sea source of decadal temperature changes on the Antarctic continental shelf, Drijfhout, S., Bull, C., Hewitt, H., Holland, P., Jenkins, A., Mathiot, P., Garabato, A. 1 Jan 2024, In: Ocean Dynamics
  • Recent irreversible retreat phase of Pine Island Glacier, Reed, B., Green, J., Jenkins, A., Gudmundsson, G. 1 Jan 2024, In: Nature Climate Change
  • Antarctic Bedmap data: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) sharing of 60 years of ice bed, surface, and thickness data, Frémand, A., Fretwell, P., Bodart, J., Pritchard, H., Aitken, A., Bamber, J., Bell, R., Bianchi, C., Bingham, R., Blankenship, D., Casassa, G., Catania, G., Christianson, K., Conway, H., Corr, H., Cui, X., Damaske, D., Damm, V., Drews, R., Eagles, G., Eisen, O., Eisermann, H., Ferraccioli, F., Field, E., Forsberg, R., Franke, S., Fujita, S., Gim, Y., Goel, V., Gogineni, S., Greenbaum, J., Hills, B., Hindmarsh, R., Hoffman, A., Holmlund, P., Holschuh, N., Holt, J., Horlings, A., Humbert, A., Jacobel, R., Jansen, D., Jenkins, A., Jokat, W., Jordan, T., King, E., Kohler, J., Krabill, W., Kusk Gillespie, M., Langley, K., Lee, J., Leitchenkov, G., Leuschen, C., Luyendyk, B., Macgregor, J., Mackie, E., Matsuoka, K., Morlighem, M., Mouginot, J., Nitsche, F., Nogi, Y., Nost, O., Paden, J., Pattyn, F., Popov, S., Rignot, E., Rippin, D., Rivera, A., Roberts, J., Ross, N., Ruppel, A., Schroeder, D., Siegert, M., Smith, A., Steinhage, D., Studinger, M., Sun, B., Tabacco, I., Tinto, K., Urbini, S., Vaughan, D., Welch, B., Wilson, D., Young, D., Zirizzotti, A. 17 Jul 2023, In: Earth System Science Data
  • Ice Shelf Basal Melt Sensitivity to Tide‐Induced Mixing Based on the Theory of Subglacial Plumes, Anselin, J., Reed, B., Jenkins, A., Green, J. Apr 2023, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
  • Increased warm water intrusions could cause mass loss in East Antarctica during the next 200 years, Jordan, J., Miles, B., Gudmundsson, H., Jamieson, S., Jenkins, A., Stokes, C. 1 Apr 2023, In: Nature Communications
  • Slowdown of Shirase Glacier, East Antarctica, caused by strengthening alongshore winds, Miles, B., Stokes, C., Jenkins, A., Jordan, J., Jamieson, S., Gudmundsson, G. 1 Feb 2023, In: The Cryosphere
  • Subglacial discharge accelerates future retreat of Denman and Scott Glaciers, East Antarctica, Pelle, T., Greenbaum, J., Dow, C., Jenkins, A., Morlighem, M. 27 Oct 2023, In: Science Advances
  • The Influence of Bathymetry Over Heat Transport Onto the Amundsen Sea Continental Shelf, Haigh, M., Holland, P., Jenkins, A. May 2023, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
  • Turbulence in the ice shelf–ocean boundary current and its sensitivity to model resolution, Patmore, R., Holland, P., Vreugdenhil, C., Jenkins, A., Taylor, J. Feb 2023, In: Journal of Physical Oceanography
  • A high‐end estimate of sea‐level rise for practitioners, van de Wal, R., Nicholls, R., Behar, D., McInnes, K., Stammer, D., Lowe, J., Church, J., DeConto, R., Fettweis, X., Goelzer, H., Haasnoot, M., Haigh, I., Hinkel, J., Horton, B., James, T., Jenkins, A., LeCozannet, G., Levermann, A., Lipscomb, W., Marzeion, B., Pattyn, F., Payne, T., Pfeffer, T., Price, S., Seroussi, H., Sun, S., Veatch, W., White, K. Nov 2022, In: Earth's Future

Emma White Ocean Circulation and Ice Shelf Melting in the Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica Start Date: 01/10/2020

  • PhD August 31 1992
  • Member International Glaciological Society (IGS) 1985


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