• BS8 1SS

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Ice sheet processes

Dealing with the measurement and modelling of large ice sheets, such as in Antarctica, and assessing how they interact with, and change, global climate both now and in the past.

Subglacial environments

Concerning the exploration of the underside of ice sheets and glaciers, such as Antarctic subglacial lakes, investigating the biogeochemical processes which occur there, and assessing the records of past climate change that accumulate in these environments.

Biogeochemistry of cold environments

  • Greening of retreating glaciers: storage versus export of autochthonous organic matter 
  • Automated biogeochemical sensing of icy ecosystems
  • Biogenic production of climatic amplifiers under ice 
  • Impact of iceberg sediment release to the Southern Ocean to CO2 drawdown
  • Direct measurement and sampling of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth: a multidisciplinary investigation of life in extreme environments and ice sheet history
  • Cryo-Egg: enabling wireless communications for a deep subglacial application

Ice sheet dynamics

  • Antarctic ice mass fluxes from satellite observations
  • Understanding contemporary change in the West Antarctic ice sheet
  • National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) climate and cryosphere themes
  • Joint Climate Research Programme (JCRP)
  • Ice2Sea
  • Estimating and reducing the uncertainty in the future behaviour of the Greenland Ice Sheet

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    Research Output

    Algal growth and weathering crust state drive variability in western Greenland Ice Sheet ice albedo

    Tedstone, A. J., Cook, J. M., Williamson, C. J., Hofer, S., McCutcheon, J., Irvine-Fynn, T., Gribbin, T. & Tranter, M., 11 Feb 2020, In : Cryosphere. p. 521–538 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Algal photophysiology drives darkening and melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet

    Williamson, C. J., Cook, J., Tedstone, A., Yallop, M., McCutcheon, J., Poniecka, E., Campbell, D., Irvine-Fynn, T., McQuaid, J., Tranter, M., Perkins, R. & Anesio, A., 17 Mar 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 11, p. 5694-5705 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Can we resolve the basin-scale sea-level trend budget from GRACE ocean mass?

    Royston, S. J., Vishwakarma, B. D., Westaway, R. M., Rougier, J., Sha, Z. & Bamber, J. L., 9 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 125, 1, 16 p., e2019JC015535.

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    Projects

    Student theses

    Climatic and oceanic changes across the Eocene-Oligocene Transition

    Author: Kennedy-Asser, A., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Payne, T. (Supervisor), Lunt, D. (Supervisor) & Cornford, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Metagenomic insights into microbial communities in proglacial landscapes

    Author: Nash, M. V., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Sanchez-Baracaldo, P. (Supervisor), Anesio, A. M. B. (Supervisor) & Barker, G. L. A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Rock comminution of subglacial lake sediments as a potential source of energy and nutrients to the Subglacial Lake Whillans microbial ecosystem.

    Author: Gill Olivas, B., 19 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Tranter, M. (Supervisor) & Arndt, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Prizes

    Best student paper award

    Andrew Zammit Mangion (Recipient), 2008

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Cozzarelli prize

    Andrew Zammit Mangion (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    European Geosciences Union Service Award

    Bamber, Jonathan L (Recipient), Apr 2007

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  • Activities

    A revised sea level budget equation to accurately represent physical processes driving sea level rise

    Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma (Speaker), , Sam J Royston (Contributor), , R. E. M. Riva (Contributor), , Richard M Westaway (Contributor), & Jonathan L Bamber (Contributor)

    4 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Spatio-temporal decomposition of geophysical signals in North America

    Aoibheann Brady (Speaker), , Jonty C Rougier (Contributor), , Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma (Contributor), , Yann Ziegler (Contributor), , Richard M Westaway (Contributor), & Jonathan L Bamber (Contributor)

    8 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Antarctic Peninsula mass trends from 2003 - 2016 using a Bayesian hierarchical model approach

    Stephen J Chuter (Speaker), , Jonty C Rougier (Contributor), , Geoffrey J Dawson (Contributor), & Jonathan L Bamber (Contributor)

    7 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion