Dr. Juliana Marson

Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Department of Environment and Geography
586 Wallace Blvd
125 Dysart Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Pronouns: she / her / hers


Ph.D. Universidade de São Paulo (USP, 2015) – Physical Oceanography
M.Sc. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG, 2010) – Physical Oceanography
B.Sc. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG, 2008) - Oceanography


GEOG1290 Introduction to Physical Geography

Research Interests

My research focus lies on the polar oceans, their interactions with the cryosphere and climate. In particular, I use numerical models to understand how warming and increasing freshwater input to the polar and subpolar oceans (especially from melting land ice) can change their physical and biogeochemical characteristics. I am also fascinated by icebergs, their role in ocean dynamics and primary productivity, their patterns of drift, and how they can affect marine transportation and other offshore activities. I have specialized in iceberg modelling in the past few years and part of my scientific efforts are dedicated to improving the numerical representation of icebergs so we can better predict their environmental impacts and trajectories.

Recent and Significant Publications

Muilwijk M, Ilicak M, Cornish SB, Danilov S, Gelderloos R, Gerdes R, Haid V, Haine TWN, Johnson HL, Kostov Y, Kovács T, Lique C, Marson JM, Myers PG, Scot J, Smedsrud LH, Talandier C, Wang Q. (2019). Arctic Ocean response to Greenland Sea wind anomalies in a suite of model simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 124(8): 6286-6322. 

Marson JM, Myers PG, Hu X, Le Sommer J. (2018). Using vertically-integrated ocean fields to characterize Greenland icebergs’ distribution and lifetime. Geophysical Research Letters 45: 4208–4217.

Marson JM, Myers PG, Hu X, Petrie B, Azetsu-Scott K, Lee C. (2017). Cascading off the West Greenland Shelf: A numerical perspective. Journal of Geophysical Research 122. 

Marson JM, Mysak LA, Mata MM, Wainer I. (2016). Evolution of the deep Atlantic water masses since the Last Glacial Maximum based on a transient run of NCAR-CCSM3. Climate Dynamics 47(3): 865–877.