Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Paul Tepes

Research interests:

My primary research interest lies in the Arctic climate system. I use radar altimetry data from European Agency’s CryoSat-2 mission to compute elevation changes over land ice in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions. I use these data to test and validate a newly developed swath altimetry algorithm, which improves upon the spatial and temporal resolution of the observations made by the CryoSat-2 satellite. This in turn helps generating more accurate estimations of volume change and mass balance of the observed glaciers and ice caps. I am particularly interested in using these remote sensing data to study the multifaceted glacial response patterns currently observed in the Russian Arctic, the Canadian Arctic and Svalbard and how these are related to atmospheric, oceanic, radiative and other external forcing.

Career history:

The Open University – MSc (Open) Earth Science (2015)
Universität Stuttgart (Germany) РMSc Mechanical Engineering (2005)

Active research projects:

Arctic glacier and ice cap change using high resolution CryoSat-2 swath altimetry

Recent publications:


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