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Jade Bowling

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Jade Bowling

Lancaster University

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Research overview

Greenland Ice Sheet hydrology


Research Interests

Subglacial lakes (lakes found beneath glaciers or ice sheets) are a crucial component of the hydrological system in Antarctica; they have been associated with ice stream flow and local accelerations, driven by eposodic drainage events. Despite the identification of over 400 subglacial lakes in Antarctica, only 4 lakes have been found in Greenland so far. Bowling et al (in prep) conducted the first comprehensive ice-sheet wide survey of subglacial lakes and discovered over 50 subglacial lakes exist here.

My PhD research leads on from this work to assess whether these newly discovered lakes are active and whether they have a similar impact on ice sheet dynamics than their counterparts in Antarctica.

Career Details

2012-2015: BSc Geography, Northumbria University

2015-2016: GIS Technician

2016-2017: MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change, University of Sheffield

2017-present: PhD Candidate, Lancaster University

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