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Durham University

Department of Geography

Staff Profile

Mr Yucheng Lin, MSc in Earth Sciences

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

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Research Fields

Most of my research focuses on understanding glacio-isostatic adjustment (GIA), which is a geophysical process between solid earth-ocean-ice sheets during glacial cycles.

In particular, I am interested in the 'missing ice' problem, which is largely associated with the poorly-constrained Antarctic deglaciation history during the last deglaciation (from the Last Glacial Maximum, LGM, ~21,000 years BP to present). Current estimations of Antarctic Ice Sheet's contribution to post-LGM global sea-level rise is ranging from ~5 to ~30 m, which largely hinders our understanding of Measurement of current Antarctic mass balance, Antarctic ice sheet's sustainability to the changing climate and future sea-level projection.

As my PhD project, I am using different kinds of observations, including field glacio-geological records and sea-level records, and numerical models to investigate the Antarctic contribution to the post-LGM global sea-level rise. 


Antarctic Ice models at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, ~21 ka BP)

MSc (with COMMENDATION) in Earth Sciences (Advanced), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (2017-2019)

  • Thesis title: "Closing the Last Deglacial Global Sea-Level Budget by Different Antarctic Deglaciation Models"
  • Supervisor: Dr Anthony Purcell

B.Eng in Resource Exploration Engineering, Chang'an University, Xi'an, China (2013-2017)

  • Thesis title: "Controlling geological conditions analysis of an anonymous Cu-Au deposit in Fujian Province"
  • Supervisor: Dr Huixia Chao


Quaternary Research Association 

Royal Geography Association

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • 'Missing Ice' Problem
  • Data Analysis
  • Numerical Modelling
  • Glacio-Isostatic Adjustment
  • Antarctic Deglaciation History
  • Global Sea-Level Change from Past to Future

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