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Research interests

I’m interested in the processes controlling the flow of glaciers and ice sheets. I’m fascinated by how complex the behaviour of large ice masses can be, how glaciers respond to external changes in the environment, and how they in turn affect the environment around them.

I’m a physicist by background and my research takes a combined observational, numerical and theoretical approach to understand the processes governing the behaviour of glaciers.

I'm currently involved with several large research projects, such as the EU project: 

Tipping Point in the Antarctic Climate Components (https://www.tipaccs.eu/),

the EU project: 

Projecting Sea-Level Rise: From Ice Sheets to Local Implications (https://protect-slr.eu/)

and the US-UK project:

 PROcesses, drivers, Prediction: modeling the History and Evolution of Thwaites (PROPHET)(https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/geography-and-environmental-sciences/research/cold-and-palaeo-environments-1/cold-and-palaeo-research-projects/prophet/).

 

 

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Studies/Science, Other Qualification, Habilitation, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Award Date: 20 Apr 2004

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