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Dr Beatriz Recinos

Research interests:

Ice and sea level rise
Ice sheets (Greenland, Antarctica)
Big data
Numerical modelling
Weather, climate & climate change mitigation/adaptation

Career history:

I joined the University of Edinburgh in September 2021 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Antarctic Ice Sheet Uncertainty Quantification. Before I was a Research Scientist at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, where I deliver research in the area of marine surface climate, including the development, evaluation and statistical analysis of marine surface meteorological observations. My PhD background is in large scale glacier modelling focused on ocean-glacier interaction. I worked developing the calving parametrisation for the Open Global Glacier Model (written in Python) at the University of Bremen (Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences, DE) and while making several research stays at the University of Innsbruck (AT). Now as a post-doc at the University of Edinburgh I will be working and developing Fenics_ice; a finite element model framework written also in Python that quantifies the initialization uncertainty for time-dependent ice sheet models.

Active research projects:

QUoRUM: QUantifying and Reducing Uncertainty in Multi-Decadal Projection of Ice Sheet-Sea Level Contribution:
Fenics_ice (
The Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM,
C3S Global Land and Marine Observations Database (Marine in situ observations)

Recent publications:

Recinos, B., Maussion, F., Noël, B., Möller, M., Marzeion, B.: Calibration of a frontal ablation parameterization applied to Greenland’s peripheral calving glaciers, J. Glaciol., 1–13, doi:10.1017/jog.2021.63, 2021.
Recinos, B., Maussion, F., Rothenpieler, T., and Marzeion, B.: Impact of frontal ablation on the ice thickness estimation of marine-terminating glaciers in Alaska, The Cryosphere, 13, 2657–2672,, 2019.
Maussion, F., Butenko, A., Champollion, N., Dusch, M., Eis, J., Fourteau, K., Gregor, P., Jarosch, A. H., Landmann, J., Oesterle, F., Recinos, B., Rothenpieler, T., Vlug, A., Wild, C. T., and Marzeion, B.: The Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) v1.1, Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 909–931,, 2019.

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