James Smith

British Antarctic Survey

Science Team

James Smith is a Marine Geologist at the British Antarctic Survey. He is an expert in the ice shelf/sheet history and particularly the recovery and analysis of sub-ice-shelf sedimentary sequences. He has led fieldwork, and published widely, on several Antarctic ice shelves (Pine Island, Larsen C, George VI and Ronne-Filchner) which has resulted in an improved understanding of sub-ice-shelf depositional models and ice sheet history. He recently led fieldwork on Thwaites Glacier (2019-20), recovering sediment cores from beneath the ice stream and ice shelf (adjacent to the grounding line), as part of the UK-US International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. He hopes to use this knowledge to help interpret the SWAIS 2C drill core.

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