Name: Arminel LovellArminel Lovell picture

Project Title: “Explaining the varying response of Himalayan glaciers to climate change”

Cohort: 2015/16

Institution: School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University



I studied Physical Geography at Leeds University. Following this, I did an MSc by Research in the Geography Department at Durham University.  For my MSc thesis, I investigated the inter-annual variations in outlet glacier terminus positions, from 1972 to 2013, in Victoria Land, Oates Land and George V Land in East Antarctica from remotely sensed data.  My main research interests are glaciology, palaeoglaciology and geomorphology.

My current PhD project focuses on the varying response of Himalayan glaciers to climate change. Despite overall trends in the central Himalayas and Karakoram, there are large variations in the response of individual glaciers to regional climate change, which is not properly understood. This is a major limitation to our understanding, as many field studies are limited to a single glacier, or at most a few glaciers, making it very difficult to identify key controls at broader spatial scales. This project aims to unravel the important controls on glacier change in the Annapurna (Nepal) and Karakoram (Pakistan) mountains at a range of spatial scales by integrating field observations and remote sensing.
Publications/Conference talks/Posters:

Lovell, A.M., Stokes, C.R. and Jamieson, S.S.R. (2015) Drivers of inter-annual outlet glacier terminus change in Victoria Land, Oates Land and George V Land, East Antarctica: International Glaciological Society-British Branch Conference, Durham (Poster).
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