The Bjerknes Centre is a collaboration on climate research, between the University of Bergen, NORCE, the Institute of Marine Research, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre.

Anna Hughes

I am interested in ice sheets and glaciers, and their interaction with climate. I use traces left by the action of ice movement preserved in the landscape to reconstruct the past size, movement and dynamics of former ice masses.

My research focusses on the reconstruction of former ice sheets and has incorporated to date geomorphological mapping of glacial landforms across Britain, primarily using digital elevation models but also in the field, identification of glacial trimlines in south-east Greenland using multi-spectral satellite imagery, and 10Be exposure dating of glacially streamlined surfaces and erratic boulders in Greenland and Norway to determine ice-retreat rates.

Here in Bergen I am working to compile a comprehensive database of dates and glacial landforms that will be used to constrain the advance and retreat of the ice sheets that existed east of the North Atlantic during the last glacial cycle (DATED).

Main method: GIS, remote sensing, geochronology

Area/ Region: Eurasia, Greenland, Britain, Arctic

Other: Primary affiliation RG7

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Forsker / Scientist

Institutt for geovitenskap, UiB / Department of Earth Science, UiB

Realfagbygget, Allègt. 41
5020 Bergen

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