Chasing ice in a warming worldAbout Professor Cullen's research:
Nicolas’ research spans the subfields of meteorology and climatology, with a current focus on understanding how the coldest regions on Earth are responding to climate change.
This focus is motivated by the urgent need to assess the impacts of ice loss from glaciers and ice sheets on sea level rise and the decline of seasonal snow on water resources.
Nicolas has worked extensively on glaciers in the Southern Alps and the Greenland ice sheet, as well as in Antarctica and a number of tropical glaciers, including Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro.
His research has led to new understanding of glacier and ice sheet response to anthropogenic and natural climate variability, as well as providing new insights into the role of extreme weather events on precipitation and snow melt in alpine regions.
His former postgraduate students have continued to high-standing universities and research organisations, establishing themselves as the next generation of leading climate scientists.
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