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Prof Adrian Jenkins

Professor

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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  • 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
  • An assessment of basal melt parameterisations for Antarctic ice shelves, Burgard, C., Jourdain, N., Reese, R., Jenkins, A., Mathiot, P. 14 Dec 2022, In: The Cryosphere
  • Anthropogenic and internal drivers of wind changes over the Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica, during the 20th and 21st centuries, Holland, P., O'Connor, G., Bracegirdle, T., Dutrieux, P., Naughten, K., Steig, E., Schneider, D., Jenkins, A., Smith, J. 22 Dec 2022, In: The Cryosphere
  • Asymptotic analysis of subglacial plumes in stratified environments, Bradley, A., Williams, C., Jenkins, A., Arthern, R. 30 Mar 2022, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Baroclinic Ocean Response to Climate Forcing Regulates Decadal Variability of Ice‐Shelf Melting in the Amundsen Sea, Silvano, A., Holland, P., Naughten, K., Dragomir, O., Dutrieux, P., Jenkins, A., Si, Y., Stewart, A., Peña Molino, B., Janzing, G., Dotto, T., Naveira Garabato, A. 28 Dec 2022, In: Geophysical Research Letters
  • High spatial and temporal variability in Antarctic ice discharge linked to ice shelf buttressing and bed geometry, Miles, B., Stokes, C., Jamieson, S., Jordan, J., Gudmundsson, G., Jenkins, A. 29 Jun 2022, In: Scientific Reports
  • 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
  • Observations of Modified Warm Deep Water beneath Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica, from an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Davis, P., Jenkins, A., Nicholls, K., Dutrieux, P., Schröder, M., Janout, M., Hellmer, H., Templeton, R., McPhail, S. Nov 2022, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
  • 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. Dec 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

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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