• KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

PhD projects

I would be happy to supervise PhD research on a range of topics in glaciology, in particular those relating to marine-terminating glaciers.

Personal profile

Research overview

Dr Cowton's research focusses on the mechanisms controlling the response of glaciers, and in the particular the Greenland Ice Sheet, to climate change. Through a combination of field, modelling and remote sensing techniques, he has published research on themes including ice sheet hydrology, tidewater glacier processes and the physical oceanography of fjord systems.

Profile Keywords

Glaciers; Ice sheets; Fjords; Physical geography; Environmental change


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • GB Physical geography
  • GE Environmental Sciences


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