Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Robert Bingham

Chancellor's Fellow/Reader in Glaciology and Geophysics

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

I am always delighted to hear from prospective Ph.D. students who have research interests that align with my own (see my Current Research Interests below).

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseGlaciology and Geophysics, Antarctica and the High Arctic, Ice Sheets, Ice Caps and Glaciers, Ice Radar and Radio-Echo Sounding, Ice-Sheet / Ocean Interactions, Ice Dynamics and Hydrology, Relating Glaciology to Geology and Geomorphology

Current Research Interests

I am a glaciologist with particular interests in using geophysical techniques to investigate the subglacial environment. I have an especial focus on Antarctica, though also work at times in the Arctic. I also work on landscape evolution, especially in the field of linking the modern subglacial environment beneath the contemporary ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland to deglaciated landscapes left behind by the retreat of ice sheets across the Northern Hemisphere.

At the moment I have active research involvement in several NERC-funded projects in West Antarctica, including the NERC iSTAR programme on Pine Island Glacier, and projects on the Bellingshausen Sea coast and Weddell Sea area. The overarching goal is to understand better the interactions between the ocean, climate, underlying basal processes and the ice in the Earth's largest repository of ice, so as better to be able to predict its future contribution to global sea-level rise.

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