CPOM Staff based at Bristol
|email: r.gladstone bristol.ac.uk||tel: 0117.331.4154|
The focus of my current research is to improve our ability to model and predict the past and future behaviour of the Antarctic and Greenland icesheets, and their role in the Earth system. I am currently implementing AMR (adaptive mesh refinement) in ice sheet models to improve representation of ice stream dynamics and grounding line movement. Realistic modelling of grounding line motion is imperative in predicting the stability of marine icesheets (i.e. ice sheets resting on bedrock below sea level). I am also carrying out further developments to the coupling between a climate model (HadCM3) and an ice sheet model (GLIMMER), in order to better predict the behaviour of the coupled system.
I have in the past carried out work the following areas: surface energy and mass balance modelling of the Greenland icesheet, iceberg trajectory modelling, palaeoclimate general circulation (GCM) modelling and model-data intercomparisons (on the PMIP2 project), the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC).
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