Malte Jansen Associate 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 transport 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

  • Nadeau, L. P., & Jansen, M. F. (2020). Overturning Circulation Pathways in a Two-Basin Ocean Model. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(8), 2105-2122. link

  • Whitt, D. B., & Jansen, M. F. (2020). Slower nutrient stream suppresses Subarctic Atlantic Ocean biological productivity in global warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(27), 15504-15510. link

  • Olson, S. L., Jansen, M., & Abbot, D. S. (2020). Oceanographic Considerations for Exoplanet Life Detection. The Astrophysical Journal, 895(1), 19. link

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