Our Research

The issues we aim to contribute to are:

  • Quantification of the past and future contribution from glaciers and ice sheets to sea-level rise;
  • Understanding the processes driving the present rapid and dramatic changes observed in glaciers, and the instabilities inherent in glacial systems;
  • Understanding the record of palaeo-ice mass instabilities and the processes that drove these changes.

Active projects

Climate Change Consortium of Wales (C3W): HEFCW and NRW funded. A collaboration between the four largest universities of Wales - Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea - supporting world-class climate change research.

SOLIS: NERC funded. Present and future stability of the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula.

Network of Sensors: NERC fundedCreation of a state-of-the-art wireless network of sensors that will reveal the flow of glaciers at the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Past projects

RABID: NERC funded. Basal conditions on the Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica.

SLICES: NERC funded. Changes in glacier geometry and extent in Svalbard: Implications for sea-level rise during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Tsanfleuron: NERC funded. Effect of the spatial variability of physical parameters on the rheology of temperate glaciers and their modelled response to climate change.

GLIMPSE: Funded by Leverhulme Trust. Determining the controls on thinning at the periphery of the Greenland Ice Sheet.