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Name Miss Natalie Lord
Job title Research Associate in Nuclear Waste Safety
Department School of Geographical Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications MSci (Bristol)
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Keywords climate change
nuclear waste disposal
glacial-interglacial cycles
environment
carbon cycle
future and palaeo climate modelling
Areas of expertise My research focuses on modelling long-term past and future changes in climate that occur over tens to hundreds of thousands of years. For this, I use advanced computer-based climate models, and statistical emulation. My work primarily aims to produce projections of a range of possible future climate evolutions that are of relevance to the geological disposal of radioactive wastes. Climate projections at a regional or local scale can then be used to evaluate potential patterns of landscape development, and provide input to post-closure performance assessments for geological disposal facilities. My PhD was funded by Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) via a framework contract with AMEC, who were supported by Quintessa. It contributed to Working Group 6 of the Modelling and Data for Radiological Impact Assessments (MODARIA) international research program, coordinated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).