Rebecca Jackson

I am currently a NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoc fellow at Oregon State University in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.  I received my PhD in physical oceanography from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in 2016.

I study ocean-glacier interactions and coastal dynamics around Greenland and Alaska, with the goal of understanding how ocean heat gets to glaciers and how glacial freshwater is exported into the ocean. My current research focuses on glacial plumes and mixing processes in the near-glacier ocean. My previous work has explored drivers of fjord-scale circulation (buoyancy forcing from the glacier, shelf forcing, and local wind forcing) and the transport of heat and freshwater through glacial fjords. 

My research interests include coastal physical oceanography, polar oceanography, and ocean-glacier interactions. See Research section for further details.