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Researcher: Galton-Fenzi, B (Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi)

Fields of Research

Physical oceanography
Marine geoscience
Earth system sciences
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Climate change processes
Seismology and seismic exploration
Biological oceanography
Environmental management
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)
Atmospheric aerosols
Maritime engineering
Modelling and simulation
Numerical analysis
Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Natural hazards
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Ecosystem function
Geophysical and environmental fluid flows

Research Objectives

Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Marine biodiversity
Natural hazards
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Climate change models
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water)
Antarctic and Southern Ocean ice dynamics
Understanding climate change
Other environmental management
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Environmental education and awareness

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

10Be concentrations in snow at Law Dome, Antarctica following the 29 October 2003 and 20 January 2005 solar cosmic ray events; Advances in Geosciences
A consistent data set of Antarctic ice sheet topography, cavity geometry, and global bathymetry; Earth System Science Data
A decade of change in the hydraulic connection between an Antarctic epishelf lake and the ocean; Journal of Glaciology
A four decade record of elevation change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; International Symposium on Glaciology in the International Polar Year
A high-resolution synthetic bed elevation grid of the Antarctic continent; Earth System Science Data
Abundance and richness of key Antarctic seafloor fauna correlates with modelled food availability; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Adelie Depression seasonal circulation and dense shelf water export; EGU General Assembly 2010
Antarctic slush-ice algal accumulation not quantified through conventional satellite imagery: beware the ice of March; The Cryosphere Discussions
Assessing Cosmogenic 10Be Production and Transport in the Atmosphere Using High Resolution Law Dome 10Be Snow Pit Records; 4th Annual Meeting, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
Barotropic Tides in the Southern Indian Ocean; OSTST Meeting
Barotropic tides of the Southern Indian Ocean and the Amery Ice Shelf cavity; Geophysical Research Letters
Basal characteristics and inferred bathymetry beneath the Mertz Glacier Tongue, Antarctica from coupled airborne radar sounding and gravity prior to the February 12th 2010 breakup event; XXXI SCAR Science Week 2010, including 4th Open Science Conference
Brief communication: impacts of a developing polynya off Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, triggered by grounding of iceberg B09B; Cryosphere
Brief communication: widespread potential for seawater infiltration on Antarctic ice shelves; The Cryosphere
Cold ocean cavity and weak basal melting of the Sorsdal Ice Shelf revealed by surveys using autonomous platforms; JGR Oceans
Community Ice Ocean Modelling Project (CIOMP)
Comparing satellite and helicopter-based methods for observing crevasses, application in East Antarctica; Cold Regions Science and Technology
Controls of the basal mass balance of floating ice shelves; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Deep bottom mixed layer drives intrinsic variability of the Antarctic Slope Front; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Deriving melt rates at a complex ice shelf base using in-situ radar: application to Totten Ice Shelf; Geophysical Research Letters
Dispersal and dilution of wastewater from an ocean outfall at Davis Station, Antarctica, and resulting environmental contamination; Chemosphere
Distributed temperature logging on the Amery Ice Shelf - challenges and scientific opportunities; International Symposium on Changes in Glaciers and Ice Sheets: observations, modelling and environmental interactions
Distributed temperature sensing in the Amery Ice shelf and the sub ice shelf ocean; FRISP
Downslope Mixing of Antarctic Bottom Water from East Antarctic Polynyas; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR XXX) SCAR-IASC Open Science Conference
Dynamics and calving of the Mertz Glacier and its ice tongue, East Antarctica; IUGG
East Antarctic landfast sea ice distribution and variability, 2000-08; Journal of Climate
Eddy-resolving simulations of the Fimbul Ice Shelf cavity circulation: Basal melting and exchange with open ocean; Ocean Modelling
Evaluation of an emergent feature of sub-shelf melt oscillations from an idealized coupled ice sheet–ocean model using FISOC (v1.1) - ROMSIceShelf (v1.0) - Elmer/Ice (v9.0); Geoscientific Model Development
Flow of the Amery Ice Shelf and its tributary glaciers; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Following the evolution of Mertz Glacier: from rifting to calving; IGS/FRISP
Foraging strategies of male Adélie penguins during their first incubation trip in relation to environmental conditions; Marine Biology
Frazil ice beneath ice shelves in a three dimensional ocean model; 22nd International FRISP Workshop and WAIS Workshop
Future sea level change from Antarctica's Lambert-Amery glacial system; Geophysical Research Letters
Future sea level change under Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 and Phase 6 scenarios from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets; Geophysical Research Letters
High-resolution snow pit studies of the deposition of cosmogenic 10Be at Law Dome, Antarctica; 17th INQUA Congress
Ice Shelf-Ocean Interaction in the Antarctic: The Amery Ice Shelf; APAC05 (Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing)
Impact of ocean forcing on the Aurora Basin in the 21st and 22nd centuries; Annals of Glaciology
Integrated modelling to support decision-making for marine social-ecological systems in Australia; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Intrinsic processes drive variability in basal melting of the Totten Glacier Ice Shelf; Nature Communications
Long-term freshening of Adelie Depression Dense Shelf Water; IUGG
Mapping Antarctic suspension feeder abundances and seafloor food-availability, and modeling their change after a major glacier calving; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Marine ice sheet model performance depends on basal sliding physics and sub-shelf melting; Cryosphere
Melt rate predictions for the Totten and Dalton ice shelves from a numerical model; 2013 AGU Fall Meeting
Melting of Ice and Sea Ice into Seawater and Frazil Ice Formation; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Model simulations investigate Totten thinning
Modeling ice shelf/ocean interaction in Antarctica: A review; Oceanography
Modeling interannual dense shelf water export in the region of the Mertz Glacier Tongue (1992-2007); Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Modeling the basal melting and marine ice accretion of the Amery Ice Shelf; Journal of Geophysical Research
Modelled fracture and calving on the Totten Ice Shelf; The Cryosphere
Modelling Amery Ice-Shelf/Ocean Interaction; 2009 WAIS/FRISP Workshop (16th Annual WAIS)
Modelling Ice-Shelf/Ocean Interaction
Modelling marine ice accretion beneath ice shelves; 2009 ROMS/TOMS Asia-Pacific Workshop Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS)
Modelling the interaction between Antarctica and the Southern Ocean; IUGG
Modelling the interaction between Antarctica and the Southern Ocean; IGS/FRIPP
Modelling the interaction between Antarctica and the Southern Ocean; Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, fourth CAWCR Workshop
Modelling the response of ice shelf basal melting to different ocean cavity environmental regimes; Annals of Glaciology
Modern sedimentation, circulation and life beneath the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; Continental Shelf Research
Multiyear temperature profiles for Amery Ice Shelf and sub-ice-shelf ocean; International Symposium on Interactions of Ice Sheets and Glaciers with the Ocean
Observing the Ice Pump under the Amery Ice Shelf; 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference 'Antarctica in the Earth System'
Ocean circulation and basal melting below the Fimbul Ice Shelf, Antarctica; FRISP
Ocean forced variability of Totten Glacier mass loss; Geological Society Special Publication
Ocean-ice Interaction at the Amery Ice Shelf: an Overview; IUGG
Oceanic heat flux, on-shelf flow and basal melting of the Totten Glacier, East Antarctica; Strategic Science in Antarctica
Organization of ice flow by localized regions of elevated geothermal heat flux; Geophysical Research Letters
Platelet ice attachment to instrument strings beneath the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; Journal of Glaciology
Position analysis: the Antarctic ice sheet and sea level
Predicting habitat preferences for Anthometrina adriani (Echinodermata) on the East Antarctic continental shelf; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Predicting the Fate of Ice Shelves
Projected land ice contributions to twenty-first-century sea level rise; Nature
Quality of Shelf Water Oscillations at Macquarie Island in the Antarctic Southern Ocean: The Anomalous Six minute Wave; Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference
Realistic simulations of the interaction between Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
Regional changes in icescape impact shelf circulation and basal melting; Geophysical Research Letters
Results from ISOMIP+ and MISOMIP1, two interrelated marine ice sheet and ocean model intercomparison projects (Invited); American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Revisiting the anomalous shelf water oscillation of Buckles Bay, Macquarie Island; Continental Shelf Research
RTOPO-1: A consistent dataset for Antarctic ice shelf topography and global ocean bathymetry; EGU General Assembly 2010
Seasonal cycle of ocean interaction with the amery ice shelf; IUGG
Seasonal cycle of ocean interaction with the Amery Ice Shelf; IGS/FRISP
Seasonal dynamics of Totten Ice Shelf controlled by sea ice buttressing; The Cryosphere
Seismic reflections from pycnoclines in the water column beneath an ice shelf; ASEG2007 - 19th Geophysical Conference
Sensitivity of the Lambert-Amery glacial system to geothermal heat flux; Annals of Glaciology
Simulated dynamic regrounding during marine ice sheet retreat; The Cryosphere
Simulated melt rates for the Totten and Dalton ice shelves; Ocean Science
Southern Ocean community comment on the Year of Polar Prediction Implementation Plan
Spurious sea ice formation caused by oscillatory ocean tracer advection schemes; Ocean Modelling
Study of the Ice Shelf-Ocean Interaction in the Amery Region; 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference 'Antarctica in the Earth System'
Sub-Amery Ice Shelf circulation: new results from borehole observations; FRISP
The AMISOR (Amery Ice Shelf Ocean Research) project: an overview; IGS/FRISP
The cavity under the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; Journal of Glaciology
The effect of basal friction on melting and freezing in ice shelf–ocean models; Ocean Modelling
The Framework for Ice Sheet–Ocean Coupling (FISOC) V1.1; Geoscientific Model Development
The Hydraulic Connection between Beaver Lake and the Ocean Beneath the Amery Ice Shelf; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR XXIX )
The impact of a warming ocean on floating ice shelves
The impact of bed elevation resolution on Thwaites Glacier ice dynamics; Twenty-Fifth Annual WAIS Workshop
The impact of intrinsic ocean variability on the Totten Glacier’s contribution to sea level rise; European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018
The impact of tides on Antarctic ice shelf melting; The Cryosphere
The impact of variable ocean temperatures on Totten Glacier stability and discharge; Geophysical Research Letters
The influence of coastal polynyas on the basal melting of ice shelves; EGU General Assembly 2010
The role of double-diffusive convection in basal melting of Antarctic ice shelves; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Thermal structure of the Amery Ice Shelf from borehole observations and simulations; Cryosphere
Tides in the Amery Ice Shelf/Prydz Bay Region, East Antarctica; EGU General Assembly 2007
Uncertainties in thickness estimates of floating ice when applying buoyancy assumption; International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
Velocities of the Amery Ice Shelf's primary tributary glaciers, 2004-12; Antarctic Science
Vertical processes and resolution impact ice shelf basal melting: a multi-model study; Ocean Modelling

Research Projects

2016 ROMS Asia-Pacific Workshop; Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Antarctic Gateway Partnership Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Operational Trials; Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)
Eddy transport of ocean heat to Antarctic ice shelves: fundamental dynamics and climate impact; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
ICECAP II; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Ocean forced evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Outlet glacier dynamics in Princess Elizabeth Land; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Predicting biodiversity distribution on the Antarctic continental shelf; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Quantifying the impact of glacial melt water on Antarctic bottom water formation; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Seals as Oceanographic Samplers; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The impact of changing ocean circulation on the Antarctic ice shelf; Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF)
Totten Ice Dynamics and Evolution; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
AAPP GNSS installations
Regional Coupled Cryosphere and Climate Model Development

Research Candidate Supervision

Ice Sheet Response to Enhanced Ice Shelf Basal Melt
Incorporation Mechanisms of Organic Matter and Iron into Sea Ice
Investigating the Impact of Ocean Warming on Antarctic Ice Shelves
Quantifying the Impact of Glacial Melt Water on Antarctic Bottom Water