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Researcher: Gwyther, DE (Dr David Gwyther)

Fields of Research

Physical Oceanography
Glaciology
Climate Change Processes
Earth Sciences
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Research Objectives

Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Climate Change Models
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences

Career Best Publications

Antarctic mapping tools for MATLAB; Computers and Geosciences
Impact of ocean forcing on the Aurora Basin in the 21st and 22nd centuries; Annals of Glaciology
Intrinsic processes drive variability in basal melting of the Totten Glacier Ice Shelf; Nature Communications
Modelling the response of ice shelf basal melting to different ocean cavity environmental regimes; Annals of Glaciology
Ocean forced variability of Totten Glacier mass loss; Geological Society Special Publication
Simulated melt rates for the Totten and Dalton ice shelves; Ocean Science
The effect of basal friction on melting and freezing in ice shelf–ocean models; Ocean Modelling
Wind causes Totten Ice Shelf melt and acceleration; Science Advances

Research Publications

2013 Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar heads south
ACE Fulbrighter Back Home
Antarctic mapping tools for MATLAB; Computers and Geosciences
Antarctic research focus for our 2013 Fulbright Scholars
Basal terraces beneath Totten Glacier, East Antarctica; International Glaciological Society: International Symposium on Interactions of Ice Sheets and Glaciers with the Ocean
Controls of the basal mass balance of floating ice shelves; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Impact of ocean forcing on the Aurora Basin in the 21st and 22nd centuries; Annals of Glaciology
Intrinsic processes drive variability in basal melting of the Totten Glacier Ice Shelf; Nature Communications
Melt rate predictions for the Totten and Dalton ice shelves from a numerical model; 2013 AGU Fall Meeting
Melting beneath Totten Glacier driven by natural variability
Model simulations investigate Totten thinning
Model year for Fulbright student
Modelling the response of ice shelf basal melting to different ocean cavity environmental regimes; Annals of Glaciology
Morphological evidence and direct estimates of rapid melting beneath Totten Glacier Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; 19th EGU General Assembly (EGU2017)
Ocean forced variability of Totten Glacier mass loss; Geological Society Special Publication
Ocean-ice shelf modeller wins Fulbright Scholarship
Oceanic heat flux, on-shelf flow and basal melting of the Totten Glacier, East Antarctica; Strategic Science in Antarctica
On the Revealing Firsthand Probing of Ocean-Ice-Atmosphere Interactions off Sabrina Coast During NBP1402; AGU Fall Meeting
Position analysis: the Antarctic ice sheet and sea level
Results from ISOMIP+ and MISOMIP1, two interrelated marine ice sheet and ocean model intercomparison projects (Invited); American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Seasonal dynamics of Totten Ice Shelf controlled by sea ice buttressing; The Cryosphere
Seasonality of warm water intrusions onto the continental shelf near the Totten Glacier; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Simulated melt rates for the Totten and Dalton ice shelves; Ocean Science
The climate data toolbox for MATLAB; Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
The effect of basal friction on melting and freezing in ice shelf–ocean models; Ocean Modelling
The impact of intrinsic ocean variability on the Totten Glacier’s contribution to sea level rise; European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018
Tipping point: how we predict when Antarctica's melting ice sheets will flood the seas
Towards truly integrating modeling and observing of marine ice sheets; Advances in Polar Science
We know that West Antarctica is melting. Is the east in danger, too?
Wind causes Totten Ice Shelf melt and acceleration; Science Advances

Research Projects

2016 ROMS Asia-Pacific Workshop; Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Assessing ice shelf-ocean interaction through intercomparison and validation; National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
Eddy transport of ocean heat to Antarctic ice shelves: fundamental dynamics and climate impact; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Intercomparison models for assessing ice shelf-ocean interaction; National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
Intercomparison models for assessing ice shelf-ocean interaction; National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)

Research Candidate Supervision