Ken Mankoff

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Home Page https://kenmankoff.com
Email (work) kdm@geus.dk
Email (personal) mankoff@gmail.com
Twitter @mankoff or @GreenlandFjord or @AntarcticPIG
CV A4 PDF or Letter PDF

Work Address

Ken Mankoff
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Department of Glaciology and Climate
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 Copenhagen K., Denmark

About Me


I am a senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) in the Department of Glaciology and Climate. I study ice sheet hydrology, ice/ocean interactions, and ice-proximal oceanography using a combination of observational fieldwork, low-cost robotic vehicles, remote sensing and novel sensors and algorithms.

My research spans the path of a drop of water from when it melts on the surface (or at the base) of the ice sheet, flows through and under the ice sheet, and is exhausted into a Greenland fjord or under an Antarctic ice shelf. The water is then one half of the ice/ocean boundary, and this freshwater flux is increasing in the warming climate. Further downstream, the meltwater modifies fjord properties and coastal seas, changing oceanic and ice conditions. For more information, please read the relevant publications or my CV.


My publication list can also viewed on my Google Scholar Profile.

  1. K. D. Mankoff, J. D. Gulley, S. M. Tulaczyk, M. D. Covington, X. Liu, Y. Chen, D. I. Benn, and P. S. Głowacki. "Roughness of a subglacial conduit under Hansbreen, Svalbard". Journal of Glaciology. DOI: 10.1017/jog.2016.134

  2. K. D. Mankoff and S. M. Tulaczyk. "The past, present, and future viscous heat dissipation available for Greenland subglacial conduit formation". The Cryosphere. 2017 11 303–317. DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-303-2017 [PDF]

  3. K. D. Mankoff, F. Straneo, C. Cenedese, S. B. Das, C. G. Richards, and H. Singh. "Structure and dynamics of a subglacial discharge plume in a Greelandic fjord". Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 2016, 121(12) 8670-8688. DOI: 10.1002/2016JC011764 [PDF]

  4. J. A. Mikucki, P. A. Lee, D. Ghosh, A. M. Purcell, A. C. Mitchell, K. D. Mankoff, A. T. Fisher, S. Tulaczyk, S. Carter, M. R. Siegfried, H. A. Fricker, T. Hodson, J. Coenen, R. Powell, R. Scherer, T. Vick-Majors, A. A. Achberger, B. C. Christner, and M. Tranter. "Subglacial Lake Whillans microbial biogeochemistry: a synthesis of current knowledge". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 2015, 374 (2059), 20140290. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2014.0290. [PDF]

  5. A. T. Fisher, K. D. Mankoff, S. M. Tulaczyk, S. W. Tyler, N. Foley, and the WISSARD Science Team. "High Geothermal Heat Flux Measured below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet". Science Advances. 2015, 1 (6), e1500093. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500093. [PDF]

  6. A. A. Harpold, J. A. Marshall, S. W. Lyon, T. B. Barnhart, B. Fisher, M. Donovan, K. M. Brubaker, C. J. Crosby, N. F. Glenn, C. L. Glennie, P. B. Kirchner, N. Lam, K. D. Mankoff, J. L. McCreight, N. P. Molotch, K. N. Musselman, J. Pelletier, T. Russo, H. Sangireddy, Y. Sjoberg, T. Swetnam, and N. West. "Laser Vision: Lidar as a Transformative Tool to Advance Critical Zone Science". Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 2015, 19, 2881–2897. DOI: 10.5194/hess-19-2881-2015. [PDF]

  7. P. Kimball, J. Bailey, S. B. Das, R. Geyer, T. Harrison, C. Kunz, K. Manganini, K. D. Mankoff, K. Samuelson, T. Sayre-McCord, F. Straneo, P. Traykovski, and H. Singh. "The WHOI Jetyak: An Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Oceanographic Research in Shallow or Dangerous Waters". 2014 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV). 1-7. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/AUV.2014.7054430. [PDF]

  8. S. M. Tulaczyk, J. A. Mikucki, M. R. Siegfried, C. G. Barcheck, L. H. Beem, A. Behar, J. Burnett, B. C. Christner, A. T. Fisher, H. A. Fricker, K. D. Mankoff, F. Rack, J. C. Priscu, R. D. Powell, D. Sampson, R. P. Scherer, S. Y. Schwartz, and the WISSARD Science Team. WISSARD at subglacial Lake Whillans: Scientific operations and initial observations. Journal of Glaciology, 5(65), 2014. DOI: 10.3189/2014AoG65A009. [PDF]

  9. K. D. Mankoff and T. A. Russo. The Kinect: A low-cost, high-resolution, short-range, 3D camera. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(9):926 - 936, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3332. [PDF]

  10. K. D. Mankoff, S. S. Jacobs, S. M. Tulaczyk, and S. E. Stammerjohn. The role of Pine Island Glacier ice shelf basal channels in deep-water upwelling, polynyas and ocean circulation in Pine Island Bay, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 53(60):23 - 28, 2012. DOI: 10.3189/2012AoG60A062. [PDF]

  11. S. P. Shukla, M. A. Chandler, J. Jonas, L. E. Sohl, K. D. Mankoff, and H. J. Dowsett. Impact of a Permanent El Nino and Indian Ocean Dipole in Warm Pliocene Climates. Paleoceanography, 24(PA2221), 2009. DOI: 10.1029/2008PA001682. [PDF]

  12. L. T. Huffman, R. H. Levy, L. Lacy, D. M. Harwood, M. Berg, M. Cattadori, J. Diamond, J. Dooley, L. Dahlman, R. Frisch-Gleason, J. Hubbard, R. Lehmann, K. D. Mankoff, V. Miller, K. Pound, G. S. di Clemente, A. Siegmund, J. Thomson, E. Trummel, R. Williams, and The ANDRILL SMS Project Science Team. Education and Outreach in the ANDRILL McMurdo Ice Shelf (MIS) and the Southern McMurdo Sound (SMS) Projects, Antarctica. Terra Antarctica, 15(1):221 - 235, 2008. [PDF]

  13. S. M. Petrinec, W. L. Imhof, C. A. Barth, K. D. Mankoff, D. N. Baker, and J. G. Luhmann. Com- parisons of thermospheric high-latitude nitric oxide observations from SNOE and global auroral X-ray bremsstrahlung observations from PIXIE. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(A3):1223, 2003. DOI: 10.1029/2002JA009451>10.1029/2002JA009451. [PDF]

  14. C. A. Barth, K. D. Mankoff, S. M. Bailey, and S. C. Solomon. Global observations of nitric oxide in the thermosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(A1):1027, 2003. DOI: 10.1029/2002JA009458. [PDF]

  15. C. A. Barth, D. N. Baker, K. D. Mankoff, and S. M. Bailey. Magnetospheric control of the energy input into the thermosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(13):1629, 2002. DOI: 10.1029/2001GL014362. [PDF]

  16. D. N. Baker, C. A. Barth, K. D. Mankoff, S. G. Kanekal, S. M. Bailey, G. M. Mason, and J. E. Mazur. Relationships between precipitating auroral zone electrons and lower thermospheric nitric oxide densities: 1998-2000. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(A11):24465 - 24480, 2001. DOI: 10.1029/2001JA000078. [PDF]

  17. C. A. Barth, D. N. Baker, K. D. Mankoff, and S. M. Bailey. The northern auroral region as observed in nitric oxide. Geophysical Research Letters, 38(8):1463 - 1466, 2001. DOI: 10.1029/2000GL012649. [PDF]

Author: Ken Mankoff

Created: 2017-08-23 Wed 11:40