Jennifer Dentith


I am a final year PhD student funded by the Leeds-York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). I have a broad interest in climate dynamics, palaeoclimatic reconstruction, and anthropogenic climate change. My research involves incorporating carbon isotopes (14C and 13C) into the FAMOUS General Circulation Model to improve our understanding of past and future changes in large-scale ocean circulation and the marine carbon cycle.


  • MSc Applied Meteorology and Climatology, University of Birmingham
  • BSc Natural Sciences (Earth Sciences and Geography), Durham University


  • Royal Meteorological Society - Student member
  • American Geophysical Union - Student member

Teaching interests

  • Ice Age Environments and the Quaternary Evolution of the British Isles
  • Introduction to Meteorology and Weather Forecasting
  • Climate Change: Physical Science Basis

Selected conference contributions

  • Large-scale carbon isotope distributions in the FAMOUS GCM. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington D.C., U.S.A., 10–14 December 2018 (Poster)
  • Simulating carbon isotopes in the ocean model of the FAMOUS GCM. Past Earth Networks, Leeds, U.K., 19–21 June 2018 (Poster)
  • The radiocarbon fingerprint of different Meridional Overturning Circulations. PMIP4, Stockholm, Sweden, 25–29 September 2017 (Poster)
  • The radiocarbon fingerprint of different Meridional Overturning Circulations. Goldschmidt, Paris, France, 13–18 August 2017 (Poster)
  • Simulating radiocarbon in the ocean model of the FAMOUS GCM. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23–28 April 2017 (Poster)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • Palaeo@Leeds