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Sea Level, Ice and Climate

We are interested in studying how Sea Level, Ice and Climate have varied across time from years to millennia and across local to global spatial scales.

We particularly focus upon integrating field and remote sensing with numerical modelling to:

  1. understand the decadal to millennial evolution of the polar ice sheets and how they respond to atmosphere and ocean forcing
  2. improve our knowledge of how subglacial processes affect ice sheet behaviour
  3. develop a deeper understanding of sea-level change especially during past transitions and interglacials to improve projections and estimates of societal impact in the future
  4. apply expertise in sea-level indicators of seismic activity to reconstruct earthquake recurrence and impacts in a range of settings
  5. explain how oceans interact with ice sheets and other environments over major climate transitions (palaeoceanography), including the teleconnections between low and high latitudes, to understand better the fundamental processes that govern the role of the oceans in climate change

Please get in touch to discuss new ideas, suggest future speakers, invite possible research collaborations, or ask general questions about our science.

Cluster Members

Staff nameResearch Interests
Mike Bentley Antarctic environmental history, sea-level change, glacial geomorphology
Matt Brain Sedimentary deformation, Coastal geomorphology, Landslide assessment
Dave Bridgland Fluvial history, Quaternary, Palaeontology/Archaeology
Colm O'Cofaigh Glacial sedimentary processes, ice sheet reconstructions
Nick Cox Statistical applications in Geography (e.g. geomorphology, hydrology, climatology)
Simon Engelhart Sea-level change, Earthquake induced Tsunami/Storm Surge/Vertical Land Motion, Holocene
Dave Evans Glacial geomorphology, Landscape evolution, Mountains
Luke Jackson Sea-level change, Coastal Impacts, Climate Change
Stew Jameison Glacial geomorphology, Ice stream dynamics, Landscape evolution
Jerry Lloyd Palaeo-oceanography, Sea-level change, Palaeo-climatology
Antony Long Sea-level change, Quaternary, Microfossils (Saltmarshes)
Helen Mackay Human-Environement Interactions, Biomarkers, Sediment archives
Erin McClymont Past Environmental and Climate Change, Organic Geochemistry
Paola Moffa-Sanchez Past Ocean variability, Interglacial climates, Proxy reconstructions
Dave Roberts Glacial sedimentary processes, Ice stream dynamics
Chris Stokes Glaciers, Climate Change, Ice stream dynamics, Antarctica
John Wainwright Human-Environment Interactions, Hydrology, Geomorphology
Pippa Whitehouse Glacial Isostatic Adjustment, Solid Earth Deformation, Sea-level Change, Antarctica
Sarah Woodroffe Sea-level change, Holocene, Microfossils (Mangroves/Saltmarshes), Greenland