Journal Articles (* member of my group)

Submitted​/In Revision

T.J.W. Wagner, I. Eisenman, and A. Ceroli*, "How winds and currents determine the drift of floating objects"Submitted.

H. C. Mason*, T. J. W. Wagner, and I. Eisenman, "How sea ice motion influences sea ice extent"Submitted.

In Press

C. W. Lester*, T. J. W. Wagner, D. E. McNamara, and M. R. Cape, "The Influence of Meltwater on Phytoplankton Blooms Near the Sea-Ice Edge", Geophys. Res. Lett., in press


M. R. England*, T. J. W. Wagner, and I. Eisenman, "Modeling the breakup of tabular icebergs", Science Advances, 6 (51) eabd1273 (2020) [pdf]

E. Beer, I. Eisenman, T. J. W. Wagner, "Polar amplification due to enhanced heat flux across the halocline", Geophys. Res. Lett., 47 (4) e2019GL086706 (2020) [pdf]

C. Mosbeux, T. J. W. Wagner, M. K. Becker, H. A. Fricker, "Viscous and elastic buoyancy stresses as drivers of ice-shelf calving" Journal of Glaciology, [pdf]


T. J. W. Wagner, F. Straneo, C. G. Richards, D. A. Slater, L. A. Stevens, S. B. Das, H. Singh, "Large spatial variations in the flux balance along the front of a Greenland tidewater glacier", The Cryosphere, 13, 911 (2019) [pdf]

C. Eayrs, D. Holland, D. Francis, T. J. W. Wagner, R. Kumar, X. Li, "Patterns of change in Antarctic sea ice extent from seasonal to longer timescales", Reviews of Geophysics, 57, 631 (2019) [pdf]


D. A. Slater, F. Straneo, S. B. Das, C. G. Richards, T. J. W. Wagner, P.W. Nienow, Three-dimensional fjord circulation doubles ocean melting of a Greenland tidewater glacier, Geophys. Res. Lett. 45 (22), 12,350-12,358 (2018) [pdf]

B. Birner, C. Buizert, T. J. W. Wagner, J.P. Severinghaus, The influence of layering and barometric pumping on firn air transport in a 2D model, The Cryosphere, 12, 20212037 (2018) [pdf]

T. J. W. Wagner, R.W. Dell, I. Eisenman, R.F. Keeling, and J.P. Severinghaus, Wave inhibition by sea ice enables trans-Atlantic ice rafting of debris during Heinrich Events, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 495, 157–163 (2018) [pdf]


T. J. W. Wagner, A. A. Stern, R. W. Dell, and I. Eisenman, On the representation of capsizing in iceberg models, Ocean Modeling, 117, 88-96, (2017) [pdf]

T. J. W. Wagner, R. W. Dell, and I. Eisenman, An analytical model of iceberg drift, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 47, 1605-1616, (2017) [pdf]

T. J. W. Wagner and I. Eisenman, How climate model biases skew the distribution of iceberg meltwater, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, (2017) [pdf]


A. J. Crawford, P. Wadhams, T. J.W. Wagner, A. A. Stern, E. P. 

Abrahamsen, I. Church, R. Bates, K. W. Nicholls, Journey of an Arctic ice island, Oceanography, 29 (2) 254–263 (2016) [pdf]

T. J. W. Wagner, T. Murray, T. D. James, and D. Vella, On the role of buoyant flexure in glacier calving, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 067247 (2016) [pdf]


T. J. W. Wagner and I. Eisenman, False Alarms: How Early Warning Signals Falsely Predict Abrupt Sea Ice Loss, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 066297 (2015) [pdf]


A. A. Stern, E. Johnson, D. M. Holland, T. J. W. Wagner, P. Wadhams, R. Bates, E. Povl Abrahamsen, K. W. Nicholls, A. Crawford, J. Gagnon, J.-E. Tremblay, Upwelling and downwelling around grounded icebergs, J. Geophys. Res. - Oceans, 120 (8)  5820–5835 (2015) [pdf]


T. J. W. Wagner and I. Eisenman, How model complexity influences the stability of the sea ice cover, J. Climate, 28, 10 (2015) [pdf]

2014 and earlier

T. J. W. Wagner, P. Wadhams, R. Bates, P. Elosegui, A. Stern, D. Vella, E. P. Abrahamsen, A. Crawford, K. W. Nicholls, The 'footloose' mechansim: iceberg decay from hydrostatic stresses, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41 (15) 5522 (2014) [pdf]


T. J. W. Wagner and D. Vella, Switch on, switch off: stiction in nanoelectromechanical switchesNanotechnology, 24, 275501 (2013) [pdf]


T. J. W. Wagner and D. Vella,  The `Sticky Elastica': delamination blisters beyond small deformationsSoft Matter, 9, 1025 (2013) [pdf]


T. J. W. Wagner and D. Vella, The sensitivity of Graphene `Snap-Through' to substrate geometryAppl. Phys. Lett., 100, 233111 (2012) [pdf]


T. J. W. Wagner and D. Vella, Floating carpets and the delamination of elastic sheetsPhys. Rev. Lett.,107, 044301 (2011) [pdf]

Ph.D. Thesis

Slide Shows

Ice Dynamics and Paleo Seminar, British Antarctic Survey, 20 Nov 2020

"Drift and Decay of Icebergs"  (40 min talk) [pdf]


Applied Math Colloquium, UNC Chapel Hill, 7 Sept 2018

"Bending of Floating Sheets - from Microelectromechanics to the Breakup of Glacier Tongues"  (45 min talk) [pdf]

IGS Symposium on Timescales, Processes and Glacier Dynamics, 5 June 2018

"Mass balance along the front of a Greenland tidewater glacier"

(15 min talk) [pdf] 

UCSD Postdoc Symposium, 29 October 2017

"How icebergs traveled from North America to Morocco during the last ice age"

(5 min talk) [pdf] Awarded "Best Oral Presentation" at the symposium

FISP Symposium, UCSD, 31 October 2017

"How icebergs traveled from North America to Morocco during the last ice age" (20 min talk) [pdf]

EGU 2016,  Vienna, 21 April 2016 

"False alarms: How early warning signals falsely predict abrupt sea ice loss" [pdf]

EGU 2016 Vienna, 19 April 2016 

"On the role of buoyant flexure in glacier calving" [pdf]

Polar Seminar,  SIO - UCSD, 3 November 2015 

"On the role of buoyant flexure in glacier calving" [pdf]

Lunchtime Seminar,  GFDL - Princeton, 21 October 2015 

Part 1 - "Resolving Sea Ice Tipping Points" [pdf] 

Part 2 - "False Alarms During Sea Ice Retreat" [pdf]  

Sun-split on front of Store Glacier (Photo: Chris Packham)