The Dynamic Arctic Ocean, Sea Ice and Atmosphere in a Changing Climate

Open Lecture

G23 Thoday Building, Deiniol Road, Bangor, LL57 2UW
Monday 14 September 2015, 18:00–20:00
School of Ocean Sciences
Prof Tom Rippeth

On Monday 14th September we are pleased to welcome Prof Mary-Louise Timmerman of Yale University, USA, who will give a public lecture on:


“The Dynamic Arctic Ocean, Sea Ice and Atmosphere in a Changing Climate”.



The Arctic is one fast warming regions of the planet, with the record breaking seasonal reduction in sea ice cover on the Arctic Ocean perhaps the most conscious indicator of global climate change. In her lecture Mary-Louise will explore some of the causes and consequences of these major changes.


About Mary-Louise

Mary-Louise is currently a Kirby-Laing Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Ocean Sciences where she is collaborating with Dr Yueng-Djern Lenn and members of the turbulence & mixing group on Arctic Mixing Problems.


Mary-Louise Timmermans’ principle research focus is investigating the dynamics and variability of the Arctic Ocean to better understand how the ocean impacts Arctic sea ice and climate. Her approach is to apply fundamental theoretical models to geophysical observations, including measurements from an ice-based network of drifting automated ocean-profiling instruments, and hydrographic measurements from icebreaker surveys. Her research includes investigations of ocean mixing, eddies, waves, double-diffusive heat transport, and freshwater and heat content in the upper Arctic Ocean.


Mary-Louise is a U.S. delegate of the Marine Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee, she leads the Arctic Ocean section in NOAA’s yearly Arctic Report Card, and she is a member of the National Research Council Ocean Studies Board Committee on Responding to Oil Spills in Arctic Marine Environments.


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The lecture is in Thoday G23 and will begin at 6.00pm. All welcome.


Read more about the changes going on in the Arctic: 


Read about Bangor Ocean Physics research in the Arctic: