Dr Yueng-Djern Lenn

Reader in Physical Oceanography

Contact info

311 Craig Mair 
School of Ocean Sciences
Bangor University, Wales
Menai Bridge LL59 5AB
UK
 
tel:+44 1248388658
e-mail:y.lenn AT bangor.ac.uk
 
I am a polar physical oceanographer and my interests lie in understanding the physical processes integral to ocean overturning that impact climate in the polar oceans. My Southern Ocean research has focused on Drake Passage eddy heat and momentum fluxes, the surface Ekman layer that constitute the upper limb of the overturning circulation, and diapycnal mixing driving water mass transformation in the thermocline at the Antarctic continental slope. My Arctic research focuses on water mass transformations occurring in the continental shelf seas and along the Arctic continental slope that link the Arctic to the global overturning circulation, most recently investigating the role of different mixing mechanisms (i.e. double diffusion and turbulent mixing drive by tides or winds) in fluxing heat and other properties from the warm Atlantic Water into overlying Arctic halocline and mixed layer.   
 
I am also the schools liason for the School of Ocean Sciences, co-ordinating most school visits to Ocean Sciences by schools as well as providing support for colleagues who visit schools.  Other outreach events I support include school STEM Careers Fairs and other Science Fairs.  These activities include events organised in partnership with STEMCymru and other similar organisations seeking to promote STEM in Wales and beyond. 
 
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  1. 2026
  2. Gordon Research Conference - Ocean Mixing

    Yueng-Djern Lenn (Speaker)

    Jun 2026

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  3. 2024
  4. Gordon Research Conference - Ocean Mixing

    Yueng-Djern Lenn (Speaker)

    Jun 2024

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  5. 2021
  6. American Meteorological Society (External organisation)

    Yueng-Djern Lenn (Member)

    15 May 2021 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

  7. 2020
  8. ATOMIX working group (External organisation)

    Yueng-Djern Lenn (Chair)

    1 Jan 202031 Dec 2023

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

  9. 2019
  10. Arctic Mixing Workshop

    Tom Rippeth (Speaker) & Yueng-Djern Lenn (Speaker)

    16 Oct 201918 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  11. 2018
  12. Invited Keynote Talk at Ocean Mixing GRC

    Yueng-Djern Lenn (Speaker)

    3 Jun 20188 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  13. 2016
  14. SOS Director for STEM and Schools Engagement

    Yueng-Djern Lenn (Contributor)

    1 Jan 20161 Jan 2025

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement