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Researcher: Legresy, B (Dr Benoit Legresy)

Fields of Research

Physical oceanography
Chemical oceanography
Climate change processes
Seismology and seismic exploration

Research Objectives

Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Understanding climate change
Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water)
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Other environmental management
Natural hazards
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A four decade record of elevation change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; International Symposium on Glaciology in the International Polar Year
Barotropic Tides in the Southern Indian Ocean; OSTST Meeting
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
Drivers of ASCAT C band backscatter variability in the dry snow zone of Antarctica; Journal of Glaciology
Dynamics and calving of the Mertz Glacier and its ice tongue, East Antarctica; IUGG
External influences on the Mertz Glacier Tongue (East Antarctica) in the decade leading up to its calving in 2010; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
Following the evolution of Mertz Glacier: from rifting to calving; IGS/FRISP
GNSS/INS-equipped buoys for altimetry validation: lessons learnt and new directions from the Bass Strait Validation Facility; Remote Sensing
Long-term freshening of Adelie Depression Dense Shelf Water; IUGG
Modeling interannual dense shelf water export in the region of the Mertz Glacier Tongue (1992-2007); Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Ocean access to a cavity beneath Totten Glacier in East Antarctica; Nature Geoscience
Regional changes in icescape impact shelf circulation and basal melting; Geophysical Research Letters
Rifting processes and ice-flow modulation observed on Mertz Glacier, East Antarctica; Journal of Glaciology
Sea ice meltwater and circumpolar deep water drive contrasting productivity in three Antarctic polynyas; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Stationary Rossby waves dominate subduction of anthropogenic carbon in the Southern Ocean; Scientific Reports
Tides in the Amery Ice Shelf/Prydz Bay Region, East Antarctica; EGU General Assembly 2007

Research Projects

Marine and coastal climate services for extremes information; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Outlet glacier dynamics in Princess Elizabeth Land; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision

Studies of the Processes of Fracturing, Deformation and Iceberg Calving in Antarctica- A History of the Mertz Glacier