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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.

Extending the 2-mile time machine*: where is the oldest ice?

*The title of this blog comes from the title of Richard Alleys book on ice cores called ‘The Two-Mile time machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future‘, which is a great read even years after its first publication. … Continue reading

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Sub-debris melt model intercomparison

I’m doing the modelling for my part of the sub-debris melt model intercomparison task of the IACS Working Group on Debris Covered Glaciers. I just wanted to give a shout out to all the participants who have controbuted data to … Continue reading

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Class infographics on components of the cryosphere

In our class this semester we did an exercise where groups of students created an infographic summarizing what are the known observations of various components of the cryosphere. The data was all taken from the IPCC AR5, which is getting … Continue reading

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Mapping supraglacial debris cover

A warming Earth causes the volume of mountain glaciers and their extent to decline globally for decades. At the same time, the cover of many glaciers with debris changes. However, this debris coverage has been rarely recorded so far. A … Continue reading

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How do you feel about climate change?

A long while ago (18 September 2016) I wrote a contribution to the ‘Is this how you feel?‘ project which gives a space for scientists to say how they feel about climate change. From their website: “Climate change is a … Continue reading

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Girls on Ice Austria

A team of us are currently trying to set up an Austrian edition of the Inspiring Girls Expeditions “Girls on Ice” learning and mentoring program. So whats it all about? Well, Inspiring Girls Expeditions has a long history of taking … Continue reading

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European Geosciences Union 2019

This coming week I’ll be attend the European Geosciences Union Annual General Meeting. Its the biggest geosciences meeting in Europe. Luckily I can go there easily by train. This year I’ve contributed to a bunch of presentations and posters through … Continue reading

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Turbulence measurements over debris-covered ice

I’m writing up a paper on some eddy covariance measurements I made a few years ago. It took a long time to get to the point of writing this study up, because initially I was a bit disappointed with the … Continue reading

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Alpine Glaciology Meeting 2019 report

Last week we were happy to host the 23rd Alpine Glaciology Meeting: 28 February – 01 March 2019, Universität Innsbruck, Austria. 2 days of glaciological talks and poster presentations, plus a change to meet and network with colleagues. The program … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg

The most straightforward needed words on climate change are coming from Greta Thunberg. Here are some parts from her speeches at COP24 in 2018 and The World Economic Forum in 2019: You only speak of green eternal economic growth because … Continue reading

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