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Durham University

Department of Geography

Departmental Research Projects

Mr Felipe Napoleoni

Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Geography
Room number: W601

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PhD Student

I am interested on the ice sheet flow of West Antarctica and the role that subglacial hydrology has on it. In my PhD research I am using airborne radar and Ice Penetrating Radar (IPR) to characterise the subglacial interface of this region and to learn more about the subglacial hydrology of Ellsworth Subglacial Highlands in West Antarctica.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Ice sheets
  • Subglacial hydrology
  • Andean glaciers
  • Climate change
  • Radio Echo Sounding (RES)

International Collaboration

  • Subglacial Lake Exploration Program. Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECs), Chile
  • Cryospheric Climate Services for improved Adaptation (CICADA). University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Napoleoni, F., Jamieson, S.S.R., Ross, N., Bentley, M.J., Rivera, A., Smith, A.M., Siegert, M.J., Paxman, G.J.G., Gacitua, G., Uribe, J.A., Zamora, R., Brisbourne, A.M. & Vaughan, D.G. Subglacial lakes and hydrology across the Ellsworth Subglacial Highlands, West Antarctica. The Cryosphere. 2020;0-22.

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