Dr. Juliana Marson on a boat posing in front of an iceberg.

Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Department of Environment and Geography
586 Wallace Blvd
125 Dysart Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
ORCID: 0000-0001-5074-7370
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.

Current and Recent Graduate Students

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Chakraborty, MadhurimaMSc0009-0000-1369-453X
Da Silva, Luiz HenriquePhD0000-0002-6670-0478
Wasielesky, Gabriela AmaralMSc0009-0007-7239-3527
Paulo Victor Marchetto SilvaPhD0000-0002-2947-0589


Recent and Significant Publications

Cornish SB, Muilwijk M, Scott J, Marson JM, Myers PG, Zhang W, Wang Q, Kostov Y, Johnson H, and Marshall J. (2022). Impact of sea ice transport on Beaufort Gyre
liquid freshwater content. Climate Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-022-06615-4

Buchart L, Castro de la Guardia L, Xu Y, Ridenour N, Marson JM, Deschepper I, Hamilton A, Grivault N, and Myers P. (2022). Future Climate Scenarios for northern Baffin Bay and the Pikialasorsuaq (North Water Polynya) region. Atmosphere-Ocean. 60(2):102-123. https://doi-org/10.1080/07055900.2022.2067028

Marson, J.M, Gillard, L.C., and Myers, P.G. (2021). Distinct ocean responses to Greenland's liquid runoff and iceberg melt. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 126: e2021JC017542. http://doi.org/10.1029/2021JC017542

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.