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Research interests

My research focuses on modelling the impacts of glacier melting on water supply in glaciated catchments in Central Asia (www.centralasiawater.blog).  This has involved developing a glacier and snow melt scheme for the DECIPHeR hydrology model.  

Before that I co-developed a surface mass balance scheme for JULES and used it generate projections of global glacier mass loss under high-end climate change scenarios. My work has contributed to the glacier model intercomparison project (glacierMIP) to assess the sources of uncertainty in future sea-level rise projections. 

Other research topics include:

  • Modelling the impacts of meltwater enhanced basal sliding on sea-level rise from the Greenland ice
  • Assessing the risks of glacier lake outburst floods in Peru and Chile
  • Multi-model projections of discharge in the Naryn River catchment, Kyrgyzstan
  • Modelling the emissions, transport, and removal of desert dust in the atmosphere

My personal website is here https://sarahrshannon.github.io/


Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
  • Glaciers
  • Water
  • Sea level rise
  • Asia
  • Glacier hazards
  • Climate change
  • Kazakhstan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Himalayas


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  • Projected land ice contributions to twenty-first-century sea level rise

    Edwards, T. L., Nowicki, S., Marzeion, B., Hock, R., Goelzer, H., Seroussi, H., Jourdain, N. C., Slater, D. A., Turner, F. E., McKenna, C. M., Simon, E., Abe-Ouchi, A., Gregory, J. M., Larour, E., Lipscomb, W. H., Payne, A. J., Shepherd, A., Agosta, C., Alexander, P., Albrecht, T., & 63 othersAnderson, B., Asay-Davis, X., Aschwanden, A., Barthel, A., Bliss, A., Calov, R., Chambers, C., Champollion, N., Choi, Y., Cullather, R., Cuzzone, J., Dumas, C., Felikson, D., Fettweis, X., Fujita, K., Galton-Fenzi, B. K., Gladstone, R., Golledge, N. R., Greve, R., Hattermann, T., Hoffman, M. J., Humbert, A., Huss, M., Huybrechts, P., Immerzeel, W., Kleiner, T., Kraaijenbrink, P., Le clec’h, S., Lee, V., Leguy, G. R., Little, C. M., Lowry, D. P., Malles, J-H., Martin, D. F., Maussion, F., Morlighem, M., O’Neill, J. F., Nias, I., Pattyn, F., Pelle, T., Price, S. F., Quiquet, A., Radić, V., Reese, R., Rounce, D. R., Rückamp, M., Sakai, A., Shafer, C., Schlegel, N-J., Shannon, S., Smith, R. S., Straneo, F., Sun, S., Tarasov, L., Trusel, L. D., Van Breedam, J., van de Wal, R., van den Broeke, M., Winkelmann, R., Zekollari, H., Zhao, C., Zhang, T. & Zwinger, T., 6 May 2021, In: Nature. 593, 7857, p. 74-82 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

    166 Citations (Scopus)
  • Is ice in the Himalayas more resilient to climate change than we thought?

    Harrison, S., Jones, D., Anderson, K., Shannon, S. & Betts, R. A., 2021, In: Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography. 103, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

    Open Access
    6 Citations (Scopus)
    62 Downloads (Pure)
  • Rock glaciers represent hidden water stores in the Himalaya

    Jones, D. B., Harrison, S., Anderson, K., Shannon, S. & Betts, R. A., 1 Nov 2021, In: Science of The Total Environment. 793, p. 145368 1 p., 145368.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

    20 Citations (Scopus)
  • EGU 2013

    Sarah R Shannon (Participant)

    7 Apr 201312 Apr 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  • EGU 2011

    Sarah R Shannon (Participant)

    3 Apr 201128 Apr 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference