Malte Jansen Assistant Professor

Research Focus:
Ocean and atmospheric dynamics; climate
HGS 443

Research Interests

My research aims to improve our understanding of the dynamics of the oceans, the atmosphere, and the coupled climate system. I am particularly interested in the processes that govern the fluxes of heat and other constituents in the ocean. 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., L. Nadeau, and T.M. Merlis, 2018: Transient versus Equilibrium Response of the Ocean’s Overturning Circulation to Warming. J. Climate, 31, 5147–5163.
  • Jansen, M.F., 2017. Glacial ocean circulation and stratification explained by reduced atmospheric temperature. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 114(1), 45-50.
  • Jansen, M. F. and L.-P. Nadeau, 2016: The effect of Southern Ocean surface buoyancy loss on the deep ocean circulation and stratification. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 3455-3470.
  • 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, 9561-9570.
  • 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 with links.)