People

Malte Jansen Assistant Professor

Research Focus:
Ocean and atmospheric dynamics; climate
Email:
mfj@uchicago.edu

Research Interests

My research aims to improve our understanding of the large-scale dynamics of the oceans, the atmosphere, and the coupled climate system. I am particularly interested in the transport of heat and other constituents in the ocean and atmosphere. Understanding the mechanisms of these transport processes is key to our understanding of changes in the climate system during Earth’s past and future. I tackle these questions using a combination of theoretical fluid dynamics, numerical simulations and analysis of observational data.

Selected Publications

  • Jansen, M.F., 2017. Glacial ocean circulation and stratification explained by reduced atmospheric temperature. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 114(1), 45-50.
  • Payne, A. E., M. F. Jansen, and T. W. Cronin, 2015: Conceptual model analysis of the influence of temperature feedbacks on polar amplification, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065889.
  • Jansen, M.F. and I.M. Held, 2014: Parameterizing subgrid-scale eddy effects using energetically consistent backscatter. Ocean Modeling, 80, 36-48.

(These are examples, see here for a full list of publications)