Martin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in ice-sheet modelling in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests focus on using numerical ice-flow modelling and geophysical data analysis to gain insight into past, current and future ice-sheet dynamics. His work is motivated by the need to quantify future ice-sheet contributions to sea-level rise.
As part of ITGC, Martin is using a combination of ice-sheet modeling, satellite data and machine learning to improve understanding of complex ice-sheet processes that are currently absent from most ice-sheet models. This includes the formation and evolution of ice damage (such as crevasses and fractures), which plays an important role in controlling the flow of ice. The outputs from this work will improve the representation of these processes in ice-sheet models and thereby reduce uncertainty in future projections.