Sally Wilson



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Sally is a PhD student in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science at the University of Leeds. Her research uses Earth Observation data to examine contemporary ice sheet change, focusing on ice velocity signals in Eastern Antarctica. With this work she aims to better understand ice sheet dynamic change and sea level rise projections. Sally studied her undergraduate degree at University College London, gaining an MSci in Geophysics. Prior to her PhD, Sally worked in industry using satellite data to develop air pollution monitoring products.

Research interests

In collaboration with the Turing, Sally will incorporate machine learning into her methodologies, identifying variations in ice velocity on the surface of glaciers in regions of Eastern Antarctica with subglacial lakes. She will investigate how the draining and filling of these lakes affect the glaciers flowing above them. This work will refine our understanding of East Antarctic Ice Sheet stability.