Emma-Louise Cooper

Emma-Louise Cooper

Profile
Profile Display Name:

Emma-Louise Cooper

E-mail Address:

emma.cooper.16@ucl.ac.uk

Start Year

2018 (Cohort 5)

Research interests:

From current PhD:
– Palaeoclimate
– Ice sheets/ glacier dynamics
– Sedimentology
– Geographical Information Systems
– Glacial geomorphology

Other:
– Terrigenous marine records in palaeoclimate research
– Stable isotopes: particularly foraminifera
– High latitude palaeoclimate archives

Hobbies and interests:

PhD Project
PhD Title

Patagonian Ice Sheet deglaciation and palaeolake evolution in the Rio Cisnes-Ñirehuao-Toqui basins Chile (44-45°S)

Research Theme

Past Life and Environments

Primary Supervisor
Primary Institution

RHUL

Secondary Supervisor
Secondary Institution

RHUL

Additional supervisor(s)

Bethan Davies (RHUL Department of Geography),

Abstract

PhD Aims

a. To understand the structure and origin of landscape evolution in the Cisnes-Ñirehuao-Toqui basins since the local Last Glacial Maximum.
b. To investigate, understand and document the response of Patagonian palaeo- glaciers to Southern Hemisphere climate forcing during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition.
c. To elucidate the drivers behind Patagonian Ice Sheet response to periods of rapid climate change during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition.

Methods

– Geomorphological mapping (ArcMap): generation of a basin-wide glacial/glaciolacustrine geomorphological map.
– Geomorphological field mapping: ground-truthing of remotely sensed data.
– Cosmogenic Nuclide Surface Exposure Dating: AMS of from moraine boulder samples.
– Analysis of glaciolacustrine varves: thin sections, xrf, micromorphology.

Policy Impact
Background Reading
Publications

None

Activities
Training courses
  • Boscorf: Advanced Techniques in Sedimentology, hosted by National Oceanography Centre. May 2019
  • Innsbruck: Alpine Remote Sensing Summer School, hosted by Obergurgyl. June 2019

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