Sarah Shannon
Associate Research Fellow


Sarah is involved in the EU project HELIX (High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes) which aims to assess the impacts of climate change above 2oC global warming ( Her role is to investigate the response of the Himalayan glaciers to climate change and the implications this will have for water resources in South Asia.

To do this, she is implementing a glacier flow model into the JULES land surface scheme. The model will be used to access the impact of glacier change on river flows, irrigation and agriculture in the Himalayas and the Indo-Gangetic plain.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Response of the Himalayan glaciers to climate change
  • Sea level rise from glaciers and ice sheets
  • Atmospheric transport of desert dust
  • Vegetation and climate interactions
  • Incorporating uncertainty in model predictions


BSc Physics and Applied Mathematics, Belfast (1999)
MSc Physics, Galway (2000)
PhD Geography, Bristol (2010)

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 2633
AddressLaver Building
University of Exeter
North Park Road

Back | Top of page | Edit Profile | Refresh page