School of GeoSciences Research


The Cryosphere research group combines field, satellite remote sensing, geophysical, geochronological and numerical modelling techniques to investigate how the cryosphere will be affected by predicted climate change, and to inform possible consequences on our society with respect to sea-level rise and water resources.

About us

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Our group investigates glaciers, ice sheets and snow cover across the world.

Research activities

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Research activities in the Edinburgh Cryosphere research group.


Find out about opportunities to work and study with the Edinburgh Cryosphere research group.


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Catch up with all of the latest research news and developments from the Cryosphere research group.