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Dr. Louise Sime - Profile

photo of Dr. Louise Sime Palaeoclimate Modeller

+44 (0)1223 221662

British Antarctic Survey
Madingley Road, High Cross
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0ET United Kingdom


I am a permanent NERC British Antarctic Survey research scientist, working on ice core and Quaternary climate science. Much of this research focuses on understanding ice core observations by using water isotope in climate models. Stable water isotopes (deuterium and oxygen-18) in ice record represent a key long-term proxy record of temperature. Using the stable water isotope enable Met Office Hadley Centre HadAM3 model can helps us better understand the climate information encoded in these records.

Other scientific interests include developing new numerical methods to try help us understand: where to drill cores; how to sample the cores; why we might need several ice cores in any one region; and automatic (image analysis) methods for deriving quantitative ice age information from ice radar data.