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Dr. Jenny Turton

  • Organisation: Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Abteilung: Institut für Geographie
  • E-Mail: jenny.turton@fau.de
  • Adresse:
    Wetterkreuz 15
    91058 Erlangen
  • Sprechstunde:
    nur nach Vereinbarung

Education:
  • PhD in Polar Meteorology from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and University of Leeds] (Sept 2013- April 2017) Supervisors: Dr A. Kirchgaessner (BAS), Dr J. King (BAS), Dr A. Ross (Leeds). Thesis title: Investigating the spatial and temporal distribution of favorable conditions over the Larsen C ice shelf, Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Master of Research in ‚Science of the Environment‘ University of Lancaster (Sept 2012- Sept 2013) Supervisor: Dr W. Tych. Thesis title: Are we getting weather? A regional breakdown of short duration hourly extreme rainfall analysis for the UK. Grade: Distinction.
  • Bachelor of Science in Earth Science and Geography From University of Lancaster (Sept 2009- July 2012). Including a study-abroad year at Oregon State University, USA (Sept 2010- July 2011). Supervisor: Dr W. Tych. Thesis title: A review of the long and short term correlation between the East Equatorial Pacific SST and extreme rainfall over India. Grade: First Class Distinction.

Courses Attended:

  • Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Local Climate Processes (January- March 2016) at the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS). Planning and undertaking polar fieldwork at Svalbard and subsequent data analysis. Oral and written assessment. Project: Spatial variability of temperature in Adventdalen. Grade: A.
  • NCAS Field Measurements (April 2015) Planning and undertaking fieldwork at Arran Island, Scotland to observe and analyze turbulent flows, aerosols and automatic weather station data. Attending lectures, completing group t asks and exercises.
  • Atmosphere and Ocean Fluid Dynamics: undergraduate and masters lectureships at the University of Cambridge throughout my PhD.
  • Basic WRF Tutorial (July 2014) Attended the WRF users course at NCAR, Boulder, USA.

Relevant Job and Volunteering Experiences:

  • Social Media Team Members for EGU Cryosphere (March 2018-current)
    Head of Education and Outreach for UK Polar Network (UKPN) (Sept 2015 – March 2017) Head of a team of 6 officers. Organizing workshops, school visits and mentor panels for early career researchers and students.
  • RMetS Student Ambassador (Sept 2015-March 2017) Advertising the student membership advantages, encouraging new PhD students to attend the annual student conference. Take part in events such as Twitter careers session.
  • Climate change advisor (June 2016- December 2016) Advising Balik Arts charity on the global issues of climate change and polar climate change impacts. Balik arts undertook a climate change photography workshop at Svalbard ( Sept 2016).
  • Co-Chair for RMetS student conference (Sept 2015! July 2016) Selecting the broad conference topic and smaller sessions and selecting guest speakers. Chairing a session. Organizing the social activities and dinners. Ensuring smooth running of the conference.
  • Chair for Cambridge Center for Climate Science student conference (Jan- May 2015) A collaboration between six departments at the University of Cambridge, BAS and the Scott Polar Research Institute.
  • Undergraduate Lab Demonstrator (Sept 2012! July 2013) Demonstrator and tutor for first year undergraduates at Lancaster Environment Center at University of Lancaster. Running lab and math skills practical sessions, tutoring a group of students and grading coursework.
  • Voluntary Meteorology Observer (Sept 2012- July 2013) Voluntarily meteorological observer at Hazelrigg Weather Station.

Conference Contributions:

  • Climatology of 79N glacier, northeast greenland. EGU 2018 poster (April 2018).
  • Floating-induced surface melting of the Larsen C ice shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. EGU 2017 Poster (April 2017).
  • High Resolution Representation of Ferry Winds over the Antarctic Peninsula in Polar WRF. University of Leeds ICAS department symposium Poster (Nov 2016).
  • Does High Resolution Modeling Improve the Spatial Analysis of F? Oehn? RMetS Student Conference Oral presentation (July 2016).
  • Characteristics and spatial distribution of early conditions over the Larsen ice shelf, Antarctica, in observations and Polar WRF International Conference on Alpine Meteorology Oral presentation (Sept 2015).

Notable Achievements:

  • Awarded Best Presentation at RMetS Student Conference 2016, and asked to write an article for ‚Weather‘.
  • Awarded the RMetS Legacies Grant Funding of $ 1000 towards costs while in Svalbard.
  • Selected for the Naming Committee of the NERC Polar Research Vessel.
  • Elected head of education and outreach for the UKPN.
  • Awarded fully funded NERC PhD studentship for 3.5 years.

Turton, JV, Kirchgaessner, A., King, JC and Ross, AN (2017). Does high-resolution modeling improve the spatial analysis of the Larsen C ice shelf? Weather 72 (7), 192-196.

Turton, JV, Kirchgaessner, A., Ross, AN and King, JC (accepted). The spatial distribution and temporal variability of foehn winds over the Larsen C ice shelf. QJRMS .

Working Group Climatology (AG Mölg)
  • Polar Meteorology / Climatology
  • Atmosphere-Ice Interactions
  • Foehn winds
  • Surface mass balance of ice shelves
  • Regional atmospheric modeling with the „Weather Research and Forecast“ (WRF) model.