Yingpu Xiahou

Physical oceanography

University of Auckland

PhD candidate

Yingpu Xiahou is a PhD candidate researching circulation and ice-ocean interaction in a large ice shelf ocean cavity, using the direct mooring measurements from the central Ross Ice Shelf.

Ocean processes beneath Antarctic ice shelves have been linked to ice shelf basal melting rates, influencing Antarctic ice mass loss and global sea level change. Although ocean-driven melting accounts for a significant proportion of ice mass loss from Antarctic ice shelves, ocean processes controlling the ice shelf basal melt rates are rarely studied through direct measurements.

The aim is to understand ice-ocean interactions now, in order to gain insight into how interactions will respond in a changing climate.

ORCID - Auckland University