Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Dr Martin Wearing

Research interests:

Antarctic Ice Sheet Modelling
Antarctic Geophysics
Ice-sheet history
Ice-ocean interactions

Career history:

2012 – 2016: PhD University of Cambridge & British Antarctic Survey – Applied Mathematics – Thesis Title: The Flow Dynamics and Buttressing of Ice Shelves
2017 – 2020: Postdoctoral Research Scientist. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observation, Columbia University, USA.
2020 – present: Postdoctoral Research Associate. School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

Active research projects:

4D-Antarctica – Characterizing supra-glacial and sub-glacial of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
ITGC PROPHET – International collaboration using ice-sheet modelling to reduce uncertainty in near future sea-level projections from Thwaites Glacier (Antarctica).

Recent publications:

Wearing, M. G., Kingslake, J., & Worster, M. G. (2020).
Can unconfined ice shelves provide buttressing via hoop stresses?
Journal of Glaciology, 66(257), 349–361.

Lai, C.-Y., Kingslake, J., Wearing, M. G., Chen, P.-H. C., Gentine, P., Li, H., Spergel, J. J., van Wessem, J. M. (2020).
Vulnerability of Antarctica’s ice shelves to meltwater-driven fracture.
Nature, 584(7822), 574–578.

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