My name is Sarah, I am a research scientist specialising in glaciology, satellite remote sensing and applied geophysics. My research focuses on identifying and investigating the hazards associated with glaciers, ice sheets and snowpacks in a changing climate. Particularly in developing and adapting geophysical approaches to predict hazards in the natural environments, and assess the risk to society on a global and local scale.

Having always loved playing in the mountains and on glaciers I discovered as an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh I could work there too. A few years and degrees later finds me as a researcher at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies in Hobart, Tasmania. My work has taken me to some of the most beautiful and fascinating glacial regions in the world and I hope it will continue to do so for many years to come.

Dr Sarah Thompson
Australian Antarctic Project Partnership  
Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies
University of Tasmania, 20 Castray Esplanade, Hobart, Tasmania | 

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