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Dr Noel Gourmelen

Lecturer in Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education / Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Measuring low fault strain rate with Synthetic Aperture Radar: Application to the Pacific-North America plate boundary

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseCryosphere, Earth Observation, Ice-Ocean interaction, Ice sheets, Ice shelves, Mountain Glaciers, Active tectonics, Sub-surface reservoir, surface deformation, surface topography, Geophysics

My research in a nutshell

In this video Noel describes his research on how the Earth’s is currently losing vast quantities of ice, causing the sea level to rise, affecting communities relying on water supply from snow and ice and exposed to glacial risks.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the response of the Cryosphere to a changing climate, in particular to establish what controls the mass loss of the ice sheets, ice caps and mountain glaciers and to quantify their contribution to sea level change. I have interests in the use of satellite observation and in the development of new methods to use satellite observation to make inferences about the Earth’s surface.

Research activities & awards

  1. European Space Agency Postdoctoral fellowship

    Activity: Awards and AccoladesFellowships awarded competitively

  2. American Geophysical Union Outstanding student paper award

    Activity: Awards and AccoladesPrize (including medals and awards)

  3. Fritz Koczy doctoral fellowship

    Activity: Awards and AccoladesFellowships awarded competitively

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