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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Jake Aylmer

 Ocean Dynamics and the latitude of the Ice Edge

Research Project

This project aims to understand and quantify how Ocean Heat Transport (OHT) drives sea-ice extent on climatic time scales. We seek simple, theoretical relationships describing the basic physics setting the sensitivity of the sea-ice cover to OHT, relative to other key climate processes. This framework will then be used to guide an analysis of comprehensive climate models; for example, to determine how biases in OHT contribute to inter-model spread in future projections of Arctic sea-ice extent.

This project is funded by the SCENARIO NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.


  • Dr David Ferreira
  • Prof. Daniel Feltham
  • Research groups

  • Climate and Ocean Dynamics
  • Polar Research Group
  • Responsibilities

  • Organiser and host of the Polar Research Group
  • Publications

    Aylmer, J. R., D. G. Ferreira, and D. L. Feltham, 2020: Impacts of Oceanic and Atmospheric Heat Transports on Sea Ice Extent. J. Climate, 33(16), 7197–7215, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0761.1

    See this blog post for a jargon-light summary.

    Last update: 30th January 2019



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