Jackson, Rebecca

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Dr. Rebecca Jackson is a physical oceanographer who studies the polar oceans and their interaction with the cryosphere. Her work investigates submarine melting of glaciers in Greenland and Alaska, and the effect of glacial meltwater on ocean circulation.


Amundson, J.A., C. Kienholz, A.O. Hager, R.H. Jackson, R.J. Motyka,  J. D. Nash, & D. A. Sutherland
(2020): “Formation, flow, and break-up of ephemeral ice melange at LeConte Glacier and Bay, Alaska.” Journal of Glaciology 1–14. doi:10.1017/jog.2020.29

G.A. Catania, L.A. Stearns, T.A. Moon, E.M. Enderlin, R.H. Jackson (2020), “Future Evolution of Greenland's Marine-Terminating Outlet Glaciers.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. doi:10.1029/2018JF004873

Jackson, R. H., J.D. Nash, C. Kienholz, D.A. Sutherland, J.M. Amundson, R.J. Motyka, D. Winters, E. Skyllingstad, E. Pettit (2020), “Concentrated meltwater intrusions reveal mechanisms for rapid glacier melt.” Geophysical Research Letters. doi:10.1029/2019GL085335

Sutherland, D.A., R. H. Jackson, C. Kienholz, J.M. Amundson, W.P. Dryer, D. Duncan, E.F. Eidam, and R. Motyka (2019), “Direct observations of submarine melt and subsurface geometry at a tidewater glacier.” Science, 365, doi:10.1126/science.aax3528 

Jackson, R. H. (2019): “Ocean fingerprints on glacier motion.” Nature Geoscience, 12,  224–225, doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0343-5

Sutherland, D.A., F. Straneo, T. Moon, I. Le Bras, E. Frajka-Williams, J.L. Bamber, G.A. Catania, P. Heimbach, R.H. Jackson, L.A. Stearns (2019): “Freshwater fluxes from the Greenland Ice Sheet: Report from an international workshop.”  CLIVAR GRISO-NSF, pages 1–38, doi:10.18739/A24M9198B.

Kienholz, C., J.M. Amundson, R.J. Motyka, R.H. Jackson, J.B. Mickett, D.A. Sutherland, J.D. Nash, D.S. Winters, W.P. Dryer, and M. Truffer (2019). “Tracking icebergs with oblique time-lapse photography and sparse optical flow, LeConte Bay, Alaska.” Journal of Glaciology, 11, doi:10.1017/jog.2018.105 

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