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Dr Isabel Nias

Dr Isabel Nias

Dr Isabel Nias
MSci, PhD

Research Collaborator

Area of research

Contrasting dynamics and sensitivity of the Amundsen Sea ice streams

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Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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My PhD research aims to understand the grounding line stability of fast flowing glaciers (ice streams) in the Amundsen Sea Embayment. Observation and modelling based studies of the Pine Island glacier indicate that the ocean is the main driver of the observed changes. However, it is unclear the extent to which ocean-driven change also influence other ice streams in the region, such as Thwaites and Smith glaciers. Therefore an advanced numerical model, BISICLES, will be used to investigate the dynamics of these glaciers and their sensitivity to various parameters. The project funded under NERC's iSTAR West Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability programme.


October 2013 - present:

PhD student - School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

"Contrasting dynamics and sensitivity of the Amundsen Sea ice streams"

Funded through the NERC iSTAR Ice Sheet Stability programme

October 2007 - July 2011:

MSci Physical Geography, First Class (Hons) - School of Geographical Sciences, Univerisity of Bristol



School of Geographical Sciences

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