Author Archives: lindsey

About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.

What can we say for sure about anthropogenic climate change?

Oh sometimes its so hard to find the right words to talk about climate science clearly. At least I struggle with this quite often, but I like the answer given by Dr Kate Marvel within this interview: Q. What can … Continue reading

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Determining supraglacial debris thickness from terrestrial photographs

Big shout out to my colleague Jordan Mertes for an excellent and fun collaboration – our new paper in Journal of Glaciology is online now. Nicholson, L. and Mertes, J. (2017) Thickness estimation of supraglacial debris above ice cliff exposures … Continue reading

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Seminar in Lausanne

Tomorrow I’m off to Lausanne to give a seminar. Quite exciting as there is a lot of research that is interesting to me going on at the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics where I will be speaking.

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3D models of glaciers from Erik Schytt Holmund

I follow Erik Schytt Holmund (a student at Stockholm University) on sketchfab (a website for storing and viewing 3D surface models) where he posts some awesome ‘Structure from Motion – Multi View Stereo’ (SfM-MVS) surface models of glaciers and other … Continue reading

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Open Access-Policy of the University of Innsbruck

I was just at an interesting presentation about University of Innsbruck open access publishing policies in which I learned some new things. Generally, there are two types of open access: Gold – refers to articles in fully accessible open access … Continue reading

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Zenodo data repository

Many scientific journals now ask for data used and processing computer code or software developed  in the study to be openly shared – which is as it should be. Most university research is publicly funded and therefore should be publicly … Continue reading

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How do penitentes change over a summer?

I just noticed that in our paper in which we presented measurements of the changing surface morphology of penitentes on a glacier in Chile, the main figure which was supposed to use transparencies does not in the final production version. … Continue reading

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Magazin Interview St Anton Filmfestival (Deutsch)

Es ist immer interessant und lohnend, über meine Forschung interviewt zu werden, aber es ist schwierig,  die richtige Balance zu finden, wenn man die Wissenschaft kommuniziert, damit jeder die Hauptbotschaft, aber auch die wichtigen Nuancen unseres gegenwärtigen Verständnisses versteht. Ich … Continue reading

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Magazine interview St Anton Film Festival (English)

Its always interesting and rewarding to be interviewed about my research, but its difficult to get the balance right in terms of getting the science across so that everyone will understand the main message as well as the important nuances … Continue reading

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Measure solar radiation with your iphone

Hukseflux are a company that make a range of environmental sensors for laboratories and for outside. For a while now they have made a cool little thing that means you can use the camera of your iphone, with their app … Continue reading

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