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Dr Jowan Barnes

Research Fellow

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

I am a postdoctoral research fellow attached to the PROPHET project, part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. This involves improving the representation and understanding of physical processes in ice flow models. Current areas of interest in my work include inversion procedures, the use of different basal sliding laws, and melt rate parameterisation.

I graduated from the University of Reading with an MMath degree in 2014, and went on to study for a PhD in oceanography with the National Oceanography Centre and Newcastle University, where I graduated in 2019. During this time, I modelled the effects of geothermal heating on the abyssal ocean, with a particular interest in hydrothermal vent systems as a source of heat at the seabed.

I have now turned my mathematical modelling experience towards investigating one of the fastest changing glaciers in Antarctica.

Jowan Barnes

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • In the Quest of a Parametric Relation Between Ice Sheet Model Inferred Weertman's Sliding‐Law Parameter and Airborne Radar‐Derived Basal Reflectivity Underneath Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica, Das, I., Morlighem, M., Barnes, J., Gudmundsson, G., Goldberg, D., Dias dos Santos, T. 28 May 2023, In: Geophysical Research Letters
  • Limited impact of Thwaites Ice Shelf on future ice loss from Antarctica, Gudmundsson, H., Barnes, J., Goldberg, D., Morlighem, M. 16 Jun 2023, In: Geophysical Research Letters
  • The predictive power of ice sheet models and the regional sensitivity of ice loss to basal sliding parameterisations: a case study of Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers, West Antarctica, Barnes, J., Gudmundsson, G. 13 Oct 2022, In: The Cryosphere
  • Drivers of Change of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, Between 1995 and 2015, Dias Dos Santos, T., Barnes, J., Goldberg, D., Gudmundsson, G., Morlighem, M. 28 Oct 2021, In: Geophysical Research Letters
  • The transferability of adjoint inversion products between different ice flow models, Barnes, J., Dias Dos Santos, T., Goldberg, D., Gudmundsson, H., Morlighem, M., De Rydt, J. 23 Apr 2021, In: The Cryosphere
  • Idealised modelling of ocean circulation driven by conductive and hydrothermal fluxes at the seabed, Barnes, J., Morales Maqueda, M., Polton, J., Megann, A. 1 Feb 2018, In: Ocean Modelling

  • PhD July 08 2019
  • Mathematics MSc July 09 2014


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