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Dr Isabel Nias

Lecturer in Glaciology Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

I use numerical ice flow models to help improve our understanding of ice sheet dynamics and to make probabilistic projections of sea level rise from Antarctica and Greenland. I am particularly interested in quantifying uncertainty in ice sheet model predictions, and how we can use satellite observations to reduce this uncertainty.

Prior to Liverpool I was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Maryland, based in the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. In 2017 I obtained my PhD from the University of Bristol where I modelled the ice streams in the Amundsen Sea region of West Antarctica.