Dr. Jens Ehn

Associate Professor
580 Wallace Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
(204) 480-1493


Academic Background

M.Sc. University of Helsinki (2001)
Ph.D. University of Manitoba (2008)
Postdoctoral Fellow Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, CNRS (2008-2010)
Postdoctoral Fellow Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2010-2011)


Dr. Jens Ehn’s research aims to improve the understanding of physical processes and interactions in seasonally ice-covered marine environments. His current research utilizes field observations, remote sensing and modeling to study:

  • Light propagation and light-matter interactions in Arctic estuarine, marine and sea ice environments
  • Processes and feedbacks controlling air-ice-ocean interactions, sea ice formation and melting
  • Seasonal evolution, trends and variability of sea ice covered environments
  • Freshwater-marine interactions in Arctic and subArctic coastal and shelf waters


Courses Taught


GEOG 2930 Introduction to Oceanography
GEOG 4670 / GEOG 7010 Physical Oceanography of High Latitude Oceans (Short title – Polar Oceanography)
GEOG 4670 / GEOG 7010 Introduction to Hydrologic Optics (Short title - Hydrologic Optics)










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