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Prof Adrian Jenkins


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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  • Asymptotic analysis of subglacial plumes in stratified environments, Bradley, A., Rosie Williams, C., Jenkins, A., Arthern, R. 30 Mar 2022, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Ice front retreat reconfigures meltwater-driven gyres modulating ocean heat delivery to an Antarctic ice shelf, Yoon, S., Lee, W., Nam, S., Lee, C., Yun, S., Heywood, K., Boehme, L., Zheng, Y., Lee, I., Choi, Y., Jenkins, A., Jin, E., Larter, R., Wellner, J., Dutrieux, P., Bradley, A. 13 Jan 2022, In: Nature Communications
  • Seasonal variability of ocean circulation near the Dotson Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Yang, H., Kim, T., Dutrieux, P., Wåhlin, A., Jenkins, A., Ha, H., Kim, C., Cho, K., Park, T., Lee, S., Cho, Y. 3 Mar 2022, In: Nature Communications
  • Simulated Twentieth‐Century Ocean Warming in the Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica, Naughten, K., Holland, P., Dutrieux, P., Kimura, S., Bett, D., Jenkins, A. 16 Mar 2022, In: Geophysical Research Letters
  • The ocean boundary layer beneath Larsen C Ice Shelf: insights from large-eddy simulations with a near-wall model, Vreugdenhil, C., Taylor, J., Davis, P., Nicholls, K., Holland, P., Jenkins, A. 13 May 2022, In: Journal of Physical Oceanography
  • The sensitivity of Cook Glacier, East Antarctica, to changes in ice-shelf extent and grounding-line position, Jordan, J., Gudmundsson, H., Jenkins, A., Stokes, C., Miles, B., Jamieson, S. 1 Jun 2022, In: Journal of Glaciology
  • The vertical structure and entrainment of subglacial melt water plumes, Burchard, H., Bolding, K., Jenkins, A., Losch, M., Reinert, M., Umlauf, L. 14 Mar 2022, In: Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
  • Coupling the U.K. Earth System Model to Dynamic Models of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets, Smith, R., Mathiot, P., Siahaan, A., Lee, V., Cornford, S., Gregory, J., Payne, A., Jenkins, A., Holland, P., Ridley, J., Jones, C. 1 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
  • Interannual Variation of Modified Circumpolar Deep Water in the Dotson‐Getz Trough, West Antarctica, Kim, T., Yang, H., Dutrieux, P., Wåhlin, A., Jenkins, A., Kim, Y., Ha, H., Kim, C., Cho, K., Park, T., Park, J., Lee, S., Cho, Y. Dec 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
  • Recent acceleration of Denman Glacier (1972–2017), East Antarctica, driven by grounding line retreat and changes in ice tongue configuration, Miles, B., Jordan, J., Stokes, C., Jamieson, S., Gudmundsson, H., Jenkins, A. 11 Feb 2021, In: Cryosphere

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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