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Miss Holly Ayres



Telephone: 01392 722251

Extension: (Streatham) 2251

I am currently a first year PhD student in Mathematics at the University of Exeter. My current area of research is in understanding the causes and effects of Antarctic sea ice trends which combines the disciplines of climatology and oceanography. A better understanding of the dynamics of Antarctic sea ice can lead to improved predictions in coupled climate models, and therefore an improved understanding of the effects of sea ice trends.

As my research has progressed over my short time here, I have decided to focus on the atmospheric impacts of future Antarctic sea ice loss. This is still a new and very open research area, making it a perfect subject for my thesis. 

My background  before starting this project was primarily in physical oceanography with a small amount of climatology over my degrees. I studied BSc Ocean Science at Plymouth University and MSc Physical Oceanography at Bangor University. My previous research projects have been on submesoscale dynamics in Southern Ocean eddies, leading to a natural progression of interest in polar region dynamics.