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Researcher: Legresy, B (Dr Benoit Legresy)

Fields of Research

Physical Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Seismology and Seismic Exploration
Climate Change Processes
Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes)

Research Objectives

Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Natural Hazards in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments

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
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