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Gillian Damerell

Postdoctoral Fellow, physical oceanography

Research Interests

Physical oceanography, ocean mixing and water mass transformations, boundary layer processes, turbulence and mixing, fine and microstructure data acquisition and interpretation, air-ice-sea interaction, internal waves, turbulence parameterizations, impact of ocean physics on biogeochemistry, use of autonomous vehicles for data acquisition.

Sheehan, P.M.F, G.M. Damerell, P.J. Leadbitter, K.J. Heywood, R.A. Hall (2023) Turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate and associated fluxes in the western tropical Atlantic estimated from ocean glider observations, Ocean Science, 19, 77–92, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-77-2023.

Oelerich, R., K.J. Heywood, G.M. Damerell, A.F. Thompson (2022) Wind-induced Variability of Warm Water on the Bellingshausen Sea Continental Shelf, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 127, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JC018636.

Wang, Y., K.J. Heywood, D.P. Stevens, and G.M. Damerell (2022) Seasonal extrema of sea surface temperature in CMIP6 models, Ocean Science, 18, 839–855, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-839-2022.

Stevens, B., et al., (including me, but there were more than 200 authors so I’m not listing them all here) (2021) EUREC4A, Earth System Science Data, 13, 4067–4119, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4067-2021.

Damerell G.M., K.J. Heywood, D. Calvert, A.L.M. Grant, M.J. Bell, S.E. Belcher (2020) A comparison of five surface mixed layer models with a year of observations in the North Atlantic, Progress in Oceanography, 187, 102316, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102316.

Binetti, U., J. Kaiser, G.M. Damerell, A. Rumyantseva, A.P. Martin, S. Henson, K.J. Heywood (2020) Net community oxygen production derived from Seaglider deployments at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain site (PAP; northeast Atlantic) in 2012-13, Progress in Oceanography, 183, 102293, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102293.

Rumyantseva A.,S. Henson,A. Martin, A.F. Thompson, G.M. Damerell, J. Kaiser, K.J. Heywood (2019) Phytoplankton spring bloom initiation: The impact of atmospheric forcing and light in the temperate North Atlantic Ocean, Progress in Oceanography, 178, 102202, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2019.102202.

Hall R.A., B. Berx, G.M. Damerell (2019) Internal tide energy flux over a ridge measured by a co-located ocean glider and moored ADCP, Ocean Science, 15, 1439-1453, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1439-2019.

Damerell G.M., K.J. Heywood, A.F. Thompson, U. Binetti, J. Kaiser (2016) The Vertical Structure of Upper Ocean Variability at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain during 2012-2013, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 121, 3075-3089, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JC011423.

Buckingham C.E, A.C. Naveira Garabato, A.F. Thompson, L. Brannigan, A. Lazar, D.P. Marshall, A. J. G. Nurser, G.M. Damerell, K.J. Heywood, S.E. Belcher (2016) Seasonality of submesoscale flows in the ocean surface boundary layer, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 2118-2126, https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL068009.

Thompson, A.F., A. Lazar, C.E. Buckingham, A.C. Naveira Garabato, G.M. Damerell, K.J. Heywood (2016) Open-ocean submesoscale motions: a full seasonal cycle of mixed layer instabilities from gliders, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46, 1285-1307, https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-15-0170.1.

Hemsley, V. S., T.J. Smyth, A.P. Martin, E. Frajka-Williams, A.F. Thompson, G.M. Damerell, S.C. Painter (2015) Estimating oceanic primary production using vertical irradiance and chlorophyll profiles from ocean gliders in the North Atlantic, Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 11612-11621, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b00608.

Frants, M., G.M. Damerell, S. Gille, K.J. Heywood, J. MacKinnon, J. Sprintall (2013) An assessment of density-based fine-structure methods for estimating diapycnal diffusivity in the Southern Ocean, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30, 2647–2661, https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00241.1.

Damerell G.M., K.J. Heywood, D.P. Stevens (2013) Direct Observations of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current transport on the northern flank of the Kerguelen Plateau, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 118, 1333-1348, https://doi.org/10.1002/jgrc.20067.

Damerell G.M., K.J. Heywood, D.P. Stevens, A.C. Naveira Garabato (2012) Temporal Variability of Diapycnal Mixing in Shag Rocks Passage, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 370-385, https://doi.org/10.1175/2011JPO4573.1.

I have been a member of the UK Challenger Society for Marine Science’s Equality, Diversity Inclusivity & Accessibility (EDIA) working group since it was formed in January 2021, and became chair of the working group in October 2022.

While employed at the University of East Anglia, UK, I was the researcher representative on the departmental Equality and Diversity Athena SWAN committee, April 2019 - May 2023.


Related Publications

Hendry, K. R., Annett, A., Bhatia, R., Damerell, G.M., Fielding, S., Firing, Y. L., Frajka-Williams, E., Hartman, S., Henley, S. F., Heywood, K., Holliday, N. P., Huvenne, V. A. I., Mills, R. A., Rabe, B., Robinson, C., Sanchez-Franks, A., Smythe-Wrigh, D., Taylor, M. L. & Yelland, M (2020), Equity at sea: Gender and inclusivity in UK sea-going science, Ocean Challenge, 24, 2, p. 19-30, https://www.challenger-society.org.uk/oceanchallenge/2020_24_2.pdf.

 Damerell, G.M. (2019), Does my bum look big in this? Gender bias in personal protective equipment, Ocean Challenge, 23, 2, p. 12-13, https://www.challenger-society.org.uk/oceanchallenge/2019_23_2.pdf.

Rollo C.; Siddle E.; Lee G.A.; Cobas-Garcia M.; Sheehan P.M.F.; Leadbitter P.; Damerell G.M.; Hall R.A.; Heywood K.J. (2023). Estimates of turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate in the western tropical Atlantic, northeast of Barbados (January and February 2020) calculated from Seaglider temperature microstructure observations using Batchelor spectrum and Thorpe scale methods (R/V Meteor cruise M161). NERC EDS British Oceanographic Data Centre NOC.  https://doi.org/10.5285/f173b9c1-bb50-0b75-e053-6c86abc02a4a.

Wynn R.B.; Wihsgott J.U.; Palmer M.R.; Lichtman I.D.; Miller P.; Goult S.; Nencioli F.; Loveday B.R.; Jones S.; Inall M.E.; Dumont E.; Venables E.; Jones O.; Risch D.; Hall R.A.; Cauchy P.; Pierpoint C.; Doran J.; Mowat R.; Damerell G.M. (2019). MASSMO 4 project ocean glider and autonomous surface vehicle data. British Oceanographic Data Centre, National Oceanography Centre, NERC, UK. https://doi.org/10/dcg6.

Damerell G.; Binetti U.; Rumyantseva A.; Heywood K.J.; Kaiser J.; Henson S.; Thompson A.F.(2018). OSMOSIS (Ocean Surface Mixing, Ocean Submesoscale Interaction Study) Seaglider Data. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. https://doi.org/10/cqc6.

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