New appointments September 2019

We are delighted to welcome two new starters to the GlobalMass team: Yann Ziegler and Anrijs Abele.

Yann is a geophysicist who received his PhD from Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg (IPGS) in which he developed a model to study the influence of anelasticity on the free rotation of a planet and to investigate, for different rheologies, its response to surface loading at different frequencies. He has subsequently been a postdoctoral researcher at the Paris Observatory, where he applied Bayesian inversion techniques to very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) and gravimetry data to study the Earth’s outer and inner cores. Yann will be leading the Solid-Earth work package.

Anrijs is starting a PhD studentship, joint-funded by the ERC GlobalMass grant and NERC, in which he will be using novel statistical techniques to analyse historic tide gauge records, providing new insights into 20th century sea level rise. Anrijs has recently graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Geophysics and Meteorology from the University of Edinburgh. He was also selected for the University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program (UTSIP 2018), which saw him spend six weeks at the Physical Oceanography Laboratory in Kashiwa studying the inter-annual variability of Arctic cyclones. Anrijs’s work will contribute towards the Oceans work package.

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