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Professor Robert Bingham

Professor Robert Bingham

Personal Chair of Glaciology & Geophysics

Robert Bingham

Personal Chair of Glaciology & Geophysics

Awarded the Polar Medal by H.M. the Queen in 2013 for contributions to Arctic and Antarctic science, my principal research addresses the causes and pace of polar ice-sheet change, and the contributions of polar ice sheets to global sea levels.

I am a member and former Head (2018-2022) of Edinburgh’s Global Change Research Institute, a unit of >200 academic staff and research students whose interests span climatology (atmosphere and oceans), the biosphere (ecological science), the cryosphere (snow and ice), interactions between environment and society, and land surface dynamics and geomorphology.

Presently, I am leading initiatives to acquire new geophysical data across West Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier (International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration) and to build a 3-D age-depth model across Antarctica from the internal stratigraphy sounded by ice-penetrating radar (AntArchitecture). I also work with colleagues and research students in the Edinburgh Cryosphere Research Group on a variety of additional cryospheric, geophysical and geomorphological projects in locales ranging from Svalbard to Patagonia, applying a range of field and remote-sensing technologies.

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