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Yunchang He

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel


My research focuses on issues of pathways of the glacier melt water, particularly the mixing of the glacial melt water with warmer water masses on the Greenland shelf. My aim is to better understand ocean circulation around Greenland and its changes due to increased glacier melting, the interaction of melt water with the ambient ocean, and the feedback on the melting processes. I perform simulations of large numbers of Lagrangian particles representing water masses and allowing a statistical description of model water properties along particle trajectories and of the mixing processes.


Tel.: +49 431 600-4163