Miss Christine McKenna


  • 2015-date: PhD - University of Cambridge and British Antarctic Survey
  • 2014-2015: MSc Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate - University of Reading
  • 2010-2014: BSc Mathematics and Geography - University of St Andrews


Christine is a member of the Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography research group. She is also a member of the Polar Climate and Predictability group at the British Antarctic Survey. Her current research interests include the dynamical mechanisms that link Arctic sea-ice loss to mid-latitude weather and climate. She is particularly interested in the role that stratosphere-troposphere coupling may play in this link. 


  • McKenna, C., Berx, B., & Austin, W.E.N. (2016). The decomposition of the Faroe-Shetland Channel water masses using Parametric Optimum Multi-Parameter analysis. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 107, pp.9-21. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.10.013