Accelerating sea ice loss in the Arctic: models and melt ponds

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Earth Sciences


The student will use the latest UK model HadGEM3 to simulate the LIG using the latest supercomputers and modelling technology. They will investigate the importance of melt ponds for the past and future loss of Arctic sea ice. HadGEM3 is a fully coupled atmosphere-land-ocean-ice climate model. The student will ascertain the role of melt ponds for the Antarctic Arctic climate change during the LIG and during other past periods of significant polar warmth.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
NE/S007164/1 30/09/2019 29/09/2027
2598078 Studentship NE/S007164/1 30/09/2021 30/03/2025 Rachel Ranganayahi Diamond