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Isobel Rowell

Isobel Rowell

Research Student


Climate change

Antarctic climate

Ice core analysis

Room M5
Department of Earth Sciences
Downing Site
University of Cambridge
Downing St, Cambridge

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 364917


I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester and, deciding on a career-switch, moved to the University of Birmingham where I studied for an MSc in Applied Meteorology and Climatology. I became interested in palaeoclimate, in particular Antarctic climate, and decided to pursue a PhD here at Cambridge where I now study Antarctic ice cores. 

I'm interested in science communication and engaging the public with climate science. I am also very much looking forward to an Antarctic field trip early in 2020 where I will be drilling ice at a new site in West Antarctica.

Research Interests

My research investigates the reliability of climate signals in ice core records and I am interested specifically in the spatial variability of Antarctic climate throughout the last glacial cycle.


palaeoclimate reconstructions