Dr William Dow


I am a research fellow, within the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS), modelling the interactions between palaeo-climate and ice sheets. I hold a PhD in climate physics, where my work centred on the atmospheric forcing of decadal climate variability. Prior to the PhD, I worked for a number of years as a geophysicist and have a integrated masters degree in geophysics from Imperial College London.  

Research interests

My research interests combine palaeoclimate, atmospheric variability and the interaction between the two in the context of ice-sheet modelling. My experience in analysing atmosphere-ocean interactions, coupled-climate modelling and model development has stoked further interest in the way we model and integrate the evolution of past ice-sheets; and how an increased understanding of their evolution will better constrain future sea-level projections.

I am involved in the RiSiCMAP, SMB-Gen (https://smbgen/wordpress/com) and SWAIS-2C (https://www.swais2c.aq) projects


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  • PhD in climate physics
  • MSci in geophysics

Research groups and institutes

  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science