Arctic fjords: simplified modelling and the role of freshwater
My PhD project is focused on contribution of freshwater to the coastal and shelf waters of the Norwegian Arctic. Here the influence of warm and salty Atlantic water on the local oceanography is well constrained but the role of freshwater from glacial melt is subject to much uncertainty. I use salinity measurements and stable isotopes of Oxygen to characterise the sources of freshwater and map the seasonal evolution across a range of contrasting systems as well as decribe the surface water pathways. This information feeds back into simple box models in an attempt to adequately represent the shelf-exchange processes in various glacial fjords.
2013-present PhD student. University of the Highlands and Islands, British Antarctic Survey
2009-2013 BSc (Hons) Marine Science. University of the Highlands and Islands, Scottish Association for Marine Science
2012 Deckhand/Helm: RV Calanus. Scottish Association for Marine Science
2005-2009 Skipper, Sea Life Surveys. Isle of Mull
JR310/JR272D (ed. E. P. Abrahamsen). RRS James Clark Ross, 9 Mar – 14 Apr 2015.
Cottier, F, Hwang P, Drysdale L (2014) JR271 Physical Oceanography Analysis for Ocean Acidification Cruise. SAMS, pp31.