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Dr Weilin Yang is a glaciologist who obtained her PhD at the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University in January 2023 (supervised by Prof Gengnian Liu). During her PhD research, she has focused on modelling and analyzing the long-term evolution of paleoglaciers and their climatic driving mechanisms, using a combination of numerical modeling, geochronology (10Be surface exposure dating), glacial geomorphology mapping, and GIS/Remote Sensing technologies.

Weilin is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University. She will work with Prof Andrew Mackintosh to project global glacier mass changes using ice flow models. This work will improve our understanding of glacial sea level changes and water resources.

Research interests

Her research encompasses three main areas:

  1. Reconstructions of paleoglaciers and paleoclimate using glacial models
  2. Projections of glacier mass changes, glacial lake evolution, and global mean sea-level changes
  3. Development of ice flow models

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Physical Geography, Peking University

Award Date: 6 Jan 2023

Bachelor of Physical Geography, East China Normal University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

Research area keywords

  • Numerical Modelling
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Glacial Modelling
  • Geochronology
  • Geomorphological Mapping
  • Glaciers and Palaeoglaciers
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Glacial Lakes
  • Paleoclimate

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