Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Glaciology webGlaciology is the study of glaciers, from small alpine valley glaciers with complex hydrology and influence over the local environment to large ice sheets with significant importance to global climate and sea-level. The majority of the world's glaciers are found in the polar regions and they have fundamental impacts on almost all areas of polar research. There are strong interdisciplinary links in particular with geology, hydrology, oceanography and atmospheric sciences.

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Research Areas

There are a number of sub-disciplines or areas of research within Glaciology, often linking into other disciplines such as earth-sciences and physics. Here are a few; click on them to learn more about these exciting areas of study.


APECS glaciology themed webinars


Do you want more information about Glaciology? Here are some links and information about a few of the important organizations, listservs and journals in the glaciology world.


Looking for advice on research ideas or career paths? Find a mentor!

APECS mentors in Glaciology include:

  • Nick Rutter (Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, UK)
  • Gareth Rees (University Senior Lecturer, SPRI, UK)
  • Robin Bell (Senior Research Scientist, LDEO, USA)
  • Robert Bindschadler (Senior Fellow, GSFC, USA)
  • Shulamit Gordon (Antarctica New Zealand)
  • Liz Morris (Glaciologist, SPRI, UK)

For more information and contact information for these and other mentors, visit the mentor database

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