Name: Leam Howe

Position: PhD Researcher, University of Edinburgh 

Thesis title: Machine learning for remote sensing and modelling of mountain snow patches


Location: Benbecula Suite, School of Geosciences, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP

Website: Twitter | LinkedIn

PhD researcher with a particular focus on remote sensing and Earth observation from space. Keen on utilising machine learning to capitalise on these rapidly expanding datasets. Partial to mountains, snow, and coffee.

Research Interests

  • Earth Observation
  • Remote Sensing
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Climate Change
  • The Cryosphere
  • Snow
  • Orographic Processes
  • Mountain Meteorology


  • 2015-19: MSci Physics, University of Nottingham.
  • 2021-22: MRes Climate and Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds.
  • 2022- : PhD Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Edinburgh.