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Dr Jan De Rydt

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

My research in polar glaciology and oceanography focuses on the simulation and evaluation of present-day and future changes of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and possible contributions to sea level rise. My work includes the combined use of observations and computer models to understand the flow of glaciers in Antarctica, and the complex interactions and feedbacks between the ice and surrounding ocean.

Jan De Rydt

Campus Address

Ellison Building A
Northumbria University
Newcastle Upon Tyne



  • Theoretical Physics PhD
  • Physics MSc
  • Geography Studies (Science) MPhil

Key Publications

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  • Impact of marine processes on flow dynamics of northern Antarctic Peninsula outlet glaciers, Rott, H., Wuite, J., De Rydt, J., Gudmundsson, H., Floricioiu, D., Rack, W. 11 Jun 2020, In: Nature Communications
  • Calving cycle of the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica, driven by changes in ice-shelf geometry, De Rydt, J., Gudmundsson, G., Nagler, T., Wuite, J. 25 Oct 2019, In: The Cryosphere
  • Past and future dynamics of the Brunt Ice Shelf from seabed bathymetry and ice shelf geometry, Hodgson, D., Jordan, T., De Rydt, J., Fretwell, P., Seddon, S., Becker, D., Hogan, K., Smith, A., Vaughan, D. 14 Feb 2019, In: The Cryosphere
  • Recent rift formation and impact on the structural integrity of the Brunt Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, De Rydt, J., Hilmar Gudmundsson, G., Nagler, T., Wuite, J., King, E. 9 Feb 2018, In: The Cryosphere
  • The internal structure of the Brunt Ice Shelf from ice-penetrating radar analysis and implications for ice shelf fracture, King, E., De Rydt, J., Gudmundsson, H. 24 Oct 2018, In: The Cryosphere
  • Diverse landscapes beneath Pine Island Glacier influence ice flow, Bingham, R., Vaughan, D., King, E., Davies, D., Cornford, S., Smith, A., Arthern, R., Brisbourne, A., De Rydt, J., Graham, A., Spagnolo, M., Marsh, O., Shean, D. 1 Dec 2017, In: Nature Communications
  • Five decades of strong temporal variability in the flow of Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Gudmundsson, G., De Rydt, J., Nagler, T. 1 Feb 2017, In: Journal of Glaciology
  • Snow Densification and Recent Accumulation Along the iSTAR Traverse, Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, Morris, E., Mulvaney, R., Arthern, R., Davies, D., Gurney, R., Lambert, P., De Rydt, J., Smith, A., Tuckwell, R., Winstrup, M. Dec 2017, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
  • Coupled ice shelf-ocean modeling and complex grounding line retreat from a seabed ridge, De Rydt, J., Gudmundsson, H. 1 May 2016, In: Journal of Geophysical Research F: Earth Surface
  • Evolution of surface velocities and ice discharge of Larsen B outlet glaciers from 1995 to 2013, Wuite, J., Rott, H., Hetzenecker, M., Floricioiu, D., De Rydt, J., Gudmundsson, G., Nagler, T., Kern, M. 9 May 2015, In: Cryosphere


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