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Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Geosciences, The University of Edinburgh

Bertie Miles's research interests include Antarctica, ice shelves, glaciers and remote sensing.

Miles is currently researching how to extend the record of ice-sheet change in Antarctica from historical archives. Narrowing uncertainties in the future contribution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to sea-level rise is of scientific and societal importance. These uncertainties can be reduced by constraining how the ice sheet has changed over recent decades. Most modern observational records of ice-sheet change are short and begin around 2000, and historical datasets that can be used to extend the record many decades further back in time have largely been neglected.

His Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship will combine reconnaissance satellite imagery (1960s and 1970s), aerial photography (1940s) and mapping from early explorers (19th and 20th centuries) to constrain longer-term trends and inform sea-level projections.


  • –present
    Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Geosciences, University of Edinburgh