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Andreas Muenchow

27.11.2018

Andreas Münchow

Present Position:       Professor

Present Address:       School of Marine Science & Policy, University of Delaware

                                    Newark, Delaware 19716

                                    muenchow@udel.edu, 302-831-0742

Academic Degrees:

1992 Ph.D., Oceanography

            Advisor: Dr. Richard W. Garvine, University of Delaware.

            Dissertation: The formation of a buoyancy driven coastal current

1989 M.S., Marine Studies

            Advisor: Dr. Richard W. Garvine, University of Delaware

            Thesis: Nonlinear tides and bores in shallow water

 

Professional Appointments:

2001 - 2018

Associate Professor, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, University of Delaware

(with tenure)

2000 - 2001

Associate Professor, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, University of Delaware

(without tenure)

1994 - 1999

Assistant Professor in Physical Oceanography

(without tenure)

 

Postdoctoral Research Experience:

1992 - 1994

Postdoctoral Research Associate under Dr. Nancy Bray, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego focusing on physical ocanography of submarine channels and canyons

 

Career Distinctions:

2017

Front Page News Feature on Climate Change and Petermann Gletscher, Greenland

Washington Post, Jan.-1

2010

Congressional Testimony on Climate Change and Petermann Gletscher, Greenland

Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

2003

NSF Award “Collaborative Research: Variability and Forcing of Fluxes Through Nares Strait and Jones Sound” at $2,054,843 for 5-years at University of Delaware

 

Peer Reviewed Publications:

 

39.

2017 Ryan, P. and A. Münchow: Sea ice draft observations in Nares Strait from 2003 to 2012, J. GEOPHYS. RES. OCEANS, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC011966.

 

38.

2017 Heuze, C., A. Wahlin, H. Johnson, and A. Münchow: Pathways of meltwater export from Petermann Glacier, Greenland. J. PHYS. OCEANOGR., 47, 405-418.

 

37.

 2017 Shroyer, E.L., L. Padman, R.M. Samelson, A. Münchow, and L.A. Stearns: Seasonal control of Petermann Gletscher ice-shelf melt by the ocean's response to sea-ice cover in Nares Strait, J. GLAC., pp. 1-7, doi:10.1017/jog.2016.140.

 

36.

2016 Münchow, A., L.Padman, P. Washam, and K. Nicholls: The ice shelf of Petermann Gletscher, North Greenland and its connection to the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, OCEANOGRAPHY, 29 (4), 84-95.

 

35.

2016 Fenty, I, J.K. Willis, A. Khazendar, S. Dinardo, R. Forsberg, I. Fukumori, D. Holland, M. Jakobsson, D. Moller, J. Morison, A. Münchow, E. Rignot, M. Schodlok, A.F. Thompson, K. Tinto, M. Rutherford, and N. Trenholm: Oceans Melting Greenland: Early results from NASA's ocean-ice mission in Greenland, OCEANOGRAPHY, 29 (4), 72-83.

 

34.

2016 Münchow, A.: Volume and freshwater flux Observations from Nares Strait to the west of Greenland from 2003 to 2009, J. PHYS. OCEANOGR., 46, 141-157.

 

33.

2015 Shroyer, E.L., R.M. Samelson, L. Padman, and A. Münchow: Modeled ocean circulation in Nares Strait and its dependence on land-fast ice cover, J. GEOPHYS. RES OCEANS., doi:10.1002/2015JC011091.

 

32

2015 Tinto, K., R.E. Bell, J.R. Cochran, and A. Münchow: Bathymetry in Petermann Fjord from Operation IceBridge aerogravity, EARTH PLANET. SCI. LET., 422, 58-68.

 

31.

2015 Münchow, A., K.K. Falkner, and H. Melling: Baffin Island and West Greenland Current Systems in northern Baffin Bay. PROGR. OCEANOGR., 132, 305-317.

 

30.

2014 Münchow, A., L. Padman, H.A. Fricker: Interannual changes of the floating ice shelf of Petermann Gletscher, North Greenland, from 2000 to 2012. J. GLAC., 60, 221, doi: 10.3189/2014JoG13J135.

 

29.

2012 Rabe, B., H. Johnson, A. Münchow, and H. Melling: Geostrophic Currents and freshwater fluxes across the Canadian polar shelf via Nares Strait. J. MAR. RES., 70, 603-640.

 

28.

2011 Münchow, A., K.K. Falkner, H. Melling, B. Rabe, and H.L. Johnson: Ocean Warming of Nares Strait Bottom Waters off NW Greenland 2003-2009. OCEANOGRAPHY, 24, 114-123.

 

27.

2011 Falkner, K.K., H. Melling, A. Münchow, and 9 other: Context for the recent massive Petermann Glacier calving event. EOS, Trans., AGU, 92(14), 117-118.

 

26.

2011 Johnson, H.L, A. Münchow, K.K. Falkner, and H. Melling: Ocean circulation and properties in Petermann Fjord, Greenland. J. GEOPHYS. RES., 116, C01003, doi:10.1029/2010JC006519.

 

25.

2010 Rabe, B, A. Münchow, H. Johnson, and H. Melling: Nares Strait hydrography and salinity from a three-year moored array. J. GEOPHYS. RES., 115, C07010, doi:10.1029/2009JC005966.

 

24.

2008 Münchow, A. and H. Melling: Ocean current observations from Nares Strait to the west of Greenland: Interannual to tidal variability and forcing. J. MAR. RES, 66, 801, 833.

 

23.

2008 Pimenta, F., R.W. Garvine, and A. Münchow: Observations of coastal upwelling off Uruguay downshelf of the Plata Estuary, South America. J. MAR. RES., 66, 835-872.

 

22.

2008 Melling, H., T.A. Agnew, K.K. Falkner, D.A. Greenberg, C.M. Lee, A. Münchow, B. Petri, S.J. Prinsenberg, R.M. Samelson, and R.A. Woodgate: Fresh-water fluxes via Pacific and Arctic outflows across the Canadian polar shelf. In: R. R. Dickson et al. (eds.), ARCTIC-SUBARCTIC OCEAN FLUXES, 193-247, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

 

21.

2007 Münchow, A., K.K. Falkner, and H. Melling: Spatial continuity of measured seawater and tracer fluxes through Nares Strait, a dynamically wide channel bordering the Canadian Archipelago. J. MAR. RES., 65(6), 759-788.

 

20.

2006 Münchow, A., K.K. Falkner, H. Melling: An Observational Estimates of Volume and Freshwater Flux Leaving the Arctic Ocean Through Nares Strait. J. PHYS. OCEANOGR., 36, 2025-2041.

 

19.

2006 Zweng, M.M. and A. Münchow: Warming and Freshening of Baffin Bay, 1916-2003. J. GEOPHYS. RES., 111, C07016, doi:10.1029/2005JC003093.

 

18.

2006 Samelson, R.M., T. Agnew, H. Melling, A. Münchow: Evidence for atmospheric control of sea-ice motion through Nares Strait. Geophys. Res. Let., 33, L02506, doi:10.1029/2005GL025016.

 

17.

2001 Yankovsky, A.E., B.M. Hickey, and A. Münchow: The impact of variable inflow on the dynamics of a coastal buoyant plume. J. GEOPHYS. RES., 106, 19809-19824.

 

16.

2000 Yankovsky, A.E., R.W. Garvine, and A. Münchow: Meso-scale currents on the inner New Jersey shelf driven by the interaction of buoyancy and wind forcing. J. PHYS. OCEANOGR., 30, 2214-2230.

 

15.

2000 Münchow, A, E.C. Carmack, and D.A. Huntley: Synoptic density and velocity observations of North Siberian slope waters. J. GEOPHYS. RES., 105, 14,103-14,119.

 

14.

2000 Münchow, A.: Detiding three-dimensional velocity survey data in coastal waters. J. ATMOS. OCEAN. TECH., 17, 736-748.

 

13.

2000 Münchow, A.: Wind-stress curl forcing of the coastal ocean near Point Conception, California. J. PHYS. OCEANOGR., 30, 1265-1280.

 

12.

2000 Münchow, A., R.J. Chant: Kinematics of inner shelf motions during the summer stratified season off New Jersey. J. PHYS. OCEANOGR., 30, 247-268.

 

11.

1999 Münchow, A., T. Weingartner, and L. Cooper: The summer hydrography and surface circulation of the East Siberian Sea. J. PHYS. OCEANGR., 29, 2167-2182.

 

10.

1998 Münchow, A.: Tidal currents in a topographically complex channel. CONT. SHELF RES., 18, 561-584.

 

9.

1997 Münchow, A. and E.C. Carmack: Synoptic flow and density observations near an Arctic shelf break. J. PHYS. OCEANOGR., 27, 1402-1419.

 

8.

1997 Signorini, S.R., A. Münchow, and D. Haidvogel: Flow dynamics in a wide Arctic canyon. J. GEOPHYS. RES., 102, 18661-18680.

 

7.

1995 Münchow, A., C.S. Coughran, M.C. Hendershott, and C.W. Winant: Performance and calibration of an acoustic Doppler current profiler towed below the surface. J. ATMOS. OCEAN. TECH., 12, 435-444.

 

6.

1995 Wong, K.-C. and A. Münchow (1995): Buoyancy forced interactions between estuary and shelf. CONT. SHELF RES., 15, 59-88.

 

5.

1993 Münchow, A. and R.W. Garvine: Dynamical properties of a buoyancy driven coastal current. J. GEOPHYS. RES., 98, 20063-20077.

 

4.

1993 Münchow, A. and R.W. Garvine: Buoyancy and wind forcing of a coastal current. J. MAR. RES., 51, 293-322.

 

3.

1992 Münchow, A., R.W. Garvine, and T.F. Pfeiffer: Subtidal currents from a shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler in tidally dominated waters. CONT. SHELF RES., 12, 499-515.

 

2.

1992 Münchow, A., A.K. Masse, and R.W. Garvine: Astronomical and nonlinear tidal currents in a coupled estuary/shelf system. CONT. SHELF RES., 12, 471-498.

 

1.

1991 Münchow, A. and R.W. Garvine: Nonlinear barotropic tides and bores in estuaries. TELLUS, 43A, 246-256.

 

Research Grants:

 

23.

2016-19

NSF

Glacier-Ocean interactions at a Greenland ice shelf at tidal to interannual time scales

$360,488

PI

22.

2015-18

ONR

Shelf-Basin acoustics, noise, and oceanography

$1,000,000

Co-PI

21.

2014-17

NSF

Acoustic Sensor Networks for Ice-Covered Seas

$999,943

PI

20.

2015-16

ONR

Instrumentation for long-term Arctic shelf and slope acoustical oceanography

$297,000

Co-PI

19.

2015-16

JPL

Analysis of hydrographic data from Petermann Fjord and Nares Strait

$59,478

PI

18.

2015-16

NASA

Ocean observations below Petermann Glacier

$64,957

PI

17.

2013-14

NSF

Shelf-Basin Exchange near 79N Glacier and Zachariae Isstrom, North-East Greenland

$179,343

PI

16.

2012-13

NSF

Supplement: Dynamics and Forcing of Nares Strait 2003 to 2009

$112,950

PI

15.

2010-13

NSF

Dynamics and Forcing of Nares Strait from 2003 to 2009

$684,039

PI

14.

2003-07

NSF

Collaborative Research: Variability and Forcing of Fluxes through Nares Strait and Jones Sound

$2,052,911

PI

13.

2002-06

NSF

Collaborative research: CTD/Hydrographic and underway service measurements for the Shelf-Basin Interaction phase II field project

$215,365

PI

12.

2000-02

NSF

Coastal upwelling circulation on a wide shelf

$285,659

Co-PI

11.

2000-01

ONR

Cross-shelf exchange on the outer Chukchi shelf and Barrow Canyon

$32,001

PI

10.

1998-00

ONR

Modelling Exchange processes near wide Arctic canyons

$83,579

PI

9.

1997-00

ONR

Exchange processes near wide Arctic canyons

$89,759

PI

8.

1997-99

NSF

The outflow of fresh water from the Canadian Archipelago: Synoptic currents, hydrography, and long term forcing

$182,417

PI

7.

1996-99

NSF

Coastal upwelling circulation on a wide shelf: An observational study

$518,956

PI

6.

1995-97

ONR

Dynamics of wind and buoyancy forced motions on the Beaufort Shelf

$120,070

PI

5.

1995-97

ONR

Lagrangian flow field observations of the East Siberian Coastal Current

$179,250

PI

4.

1995-97

ONR

Slope currents near the shelf break of the East Siberian and Chukchi Seas

$62.112

PI

3.

1995

ONR

Model-data intercomparison in the western Arctic

$100,000

Co-PI

2.

1995

ONR

Purchase of a towed acoustic Doppler current profiler

$144.745

Co-PI

1.

1993-95

ONR

Dynamics over Arctic Canyons

$125,765

PI

 

Conference Presentations 2010-present (published abstract)

 

20.

Münchow, A. Ocean impacts on glacier motions at Petermann Gletscher, North Greenland, Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment, Silver Spring, MD, Jan.-2017.

19.

Münchow, A., K. Nicholls, L. Padman, and P. Washam, Ocean observations below Petermann Gletscher ice shelf, Greenland from a cabled observatory, PP13A-2042, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2016

18.

Willis, J.K., NASA’s Oceam Melts Greenland (OMG) mission: Year 2 mission update, C51A-0652, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2016

17.

Mix, A.C., The Petermann Glacier Experiment, NW Greenland, PP12C-01, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2016

16.

Mayer, L.A., Towards the complete characterization of marine-terminating glacier outlet systems, PP12C-02, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2016

15.

Münchow, A., P. Washam, L. Padman, and K. Nicholls, Ocean warming in Petermann Fjord, North Greenland, H14B-1417, Ocean Science Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb.-2016.

14.

Ryan, P., Topography of ice in Nares Strait 2003 to 2012, Ocean Science Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb.-2016.

13.

Münchow, A., K. Nicholls, C. Heuze, A. Wahlin, and A. Mix, Ocean observations from below Petermann Gletscher, C21A-0693, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2015.

12.

Münchow, A., U. Schauer, L. Padman, H. Melling, and H.A. Fricker, North Greenland’s ice shelves and ocean warming, C34B-01, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2014.

11.

Münchow, A. and H. Melling, Volume and freshwater flux to the west of Greenland: Nares Strait from 2003 to 2009, OS51-C-1000, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2014.

10.

Ryan, P.A., Regime change of ice draft in Nares Strait to the west of Greenland 2003 to 2009, OS51C-1001, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2014.

9.

Münchow, A., Coastal circulation and dynamics of straits and fjords of North Greenland, Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Circulation, Biddeford, ME, May 2013.

8.

Münchow, A., L. Padman, H. Johnson, A. Mix, and R. Samelson, Decadal variability of Petermann Gletscher, NW Greenland from observations of ice, ocean, and atmosphere, Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly, Davos, Switzerland, Jul.-2013.

7.

Münchow, A., Oceanic climate change of western Greenland: Fact or fiction? O32-B1790, Ocean Science Meeting Salt Lake City, UT, Feb.-2012.

6.

Münchow, A., K.K. Falkner, H. Melling, H.L. Johnson, H.S. Huntley, and P. Ryan, Ice-Ocean interactions to the north-west of Greenland: Glaciers, Straits, Ice Bridges, and the Rossby radius (invited), C53B-03, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2010.

5.

Münchow, A., Vertical and lateral structure of Arctic Subarctic Ocean Exchange via Nares Strait to the west of Greenland 2003 to 2009, C43D-0576, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2010.

4.

Falkner, K.K., Interactions of the Greenland Petermann Glacier with the ocean: An initial perspective (Invited), C12B-01, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2010.

3.

Münchow, A., H. Melling, and B. Rabe, Interannual and mesoscale variability of buoyant discharges from the Arctic to the west of Greenland, PO35G-10, Ocean Science Meeting, Portland, OR, Feb.-2010.

2.

Falkner, K.K., Oceanographic observations pertinent to the Petermann Glacier, Greenland, IT15H-13, Ocean Science Meeting, Portland, OR, Feb.-2010.

1.

Rabe, B., Ocean current variability in Nares Strait, West of Greenland, from 2003-06, PO45C-08, Ocean Science Meeting, Portland, OR, Feb.-2010.

 

Public Presentations 2010-present (invited)

 

10.

Oceanography on thin ice by snowmobile and helicopter,” Knud Rasmussen Community Center, Thule Air Base, Greenland, Apr.-2017.

9.

North-East Greenland ice shelves and ocean warming: Canyon dynamics and real time ocean data via acoustic communication networks,” Svalbard Science Forum Ocean Flagship Workshop, Sopot, Poland, Jun.-2015.

8.

The American passage to the North Pole: Ice, ocean, glaciers, and climates of Nares Strait,” Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, Feb.-2015.

7.

North Greenland’s ice shelves and ocean warming,” Physical Ocean Science and Engineering Seminar, Newark, DE, 2014

6.

West Greenland above 78 N: Icy seas, mountains, and floating glaciers,” R/V Polarstern, Fram Strait, Jun.-2014.

5.

Travails of a sailor in a changing climate,” Ocean Currents Lecture, Lewes, DE, Apr.-2014

4.

Arctic coastal processes and climate change, Institute of Marine Research, Tromso, Norway, Dec.-2013.

3.

Observed volume and freshwater flux to the west of Greenland 2003-12,” Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany, Jul.-2013.

2.

Remarks on some Physical Oceanography relating to Ocean/Ice-shelf/Ice-Sheet Interactions,” NSF workshop San Francisco, CA, Dec.-2011

1.

Warming of Nares Strait waters 2003-09: Observations and Implications for oceangraphy, glaciology, and remote sensing,” Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011.

 

 

Time at Sea (since 2000):

 

26.

2017

USCGC Healy

28 days

Arctic Alaska

25.

2017

R/V Polarstern

28 days

Spitsbergen and North Greenland

24.

2017

Snowmobile

42 days

North Greenland

23.

2016

R/V Sikuliaq

31 days

Arctic Alaska

22.

2016

Helicopter

7 days

North Greenland

21.

2015

I/B Oden

35 days

North Greenland

20.

2014

R/V Polarstern

28 days

Spitsbergen and North Greenland

19.

2012

CCGS Henry Larsen

17 days

Arctic Canada and North Greenland

18.

2009

CCGS Henry Larsen

30 days

Arctic Canada and North Greenland

17.

2007

CCGS Henry Larsen

30 days

Arctic Canada and North Greenland

16.

2006

CCGS Henry Larsen

21 days

Arctic Canada and North Greenland

15.

2005

ice-camp

evacuated

Arctic

14.

2004

USCGC Healy

28 days

Arctic Alaska and Siberia

13.

2003

USCGC Healy

42 days

Arctic Alaska and Siberia

12.

2003

USCGC Healy

42 days

Arctic Canada and Greenland

11.

2000

ARA Commodoro Rivadavia

21 days

coastal Argentinia and Uruguay

 

Formal Classroom Teaching

 

10. Geophysical Data Analysis

2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009 1999, 1995

Online*

9. Introduction to Arctic Oceanography

2014

Online*

8. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

2012, 2005

Online*

7. MODIS Optical Remote Sensing

2010

Online*

6. Physical Ocean Science and Engineering Seminar

2008, 2006

Online*

5. Introduction to Physical Oceanography

2004, 1999, 1998, 1997

Online*

4. Oceanography and Abrupt Climate Change

2003

 

3. Coastal Oceanography: From Physics to Fish

2001

 

2. Impacts on Fisheries in the Pacific NW

2000

 

1. Coastal Ocean Dynamics

2000

 

(*) http://muenchow.cms.udel.ed/html/courses.html

 

Students Advised:

 

8. Peter Washam, PhD-current, Research Assistant, University of Delaware

7. Patricia Ryan, PhD-current, Research Assistant, University of Delaware

6. Akeem Booker, MS, Research Assistant, University of Delaware

5. Claire Macdonald, MS, Research Scientist, University of Hamburg

4. Lauren Brown, MS 2011: Research Assistant, National Academy of Science

3. Berit Rabe, PhD 2010: Inshore Physical Oceanographer, Government Scotland

2. Melissa Zweng, MS 2006: Oceanographer, NOAA/NODC Ocean Climate Laboratory

1. Hank Statscewich, MS, Staff Oceanographer, University of Alaska Fairbanks

 

Post-doctoral Scientists Mentored:

 

1. Robert Chant, Professor, Rutgers University

 

Professional Service

 

6. NASA Cryosphere Proposal Panelist 2012

5. NSF Office of Polar Program Proposal Panelist 2014, 2006, 2005, 1998 

4. NSF Physical Oceanography Proposal Panelist 2009, 1999, 1997

3. NSF Proposal Review (3-8 per year) for multiple programs and disciplines 1994-present

2. United Kindom - National Environmental Research Council Proposal Review 2014

1. Sweden - Polar Research Secretariat Proposal Review 2015

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