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Dr Peter Hopcroft

Dr Peter Hopcroft

Dr Peter Hopcroft
BSc(Hons), PhD

Research Collaborator

Area of research

Past abrupt climate change

Office 1.12nB
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3318352

Research summary

My main interests are in past climate changes with a focus on understanding rapid changes as documented in different ice-cores. Most of my work involves climate modelling using general circulation models, but I am also interested in the Earth System responses, especially vegetation, wetlands and methane production and dust.

Currently I am funded by NERC on a 3 year project ‘Earth System Modelling of Abrupt Climate Change’. This work aims to explore mechanisms of abrupt climate change during the last glacial, with an emphasis on simulating key Earth System components including atmospheric dust and trace gas levels.

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I took the undergraduate Physics with studies in musical performance degree at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music, graduating in 2004 with 1st class honours.  I then went on to study for a PhD in Geophysics, also at Imperial College and began to work on the reconstruction of past climate using non-linear Bayesian methods.  I completed my PhD in 2008 and shortly after, moved to the Univeristy of Bristol to begin a post-doctoral position in palaeo-climate modelling.  My current work at Bristol is focussed on improving our understanding of abrupt climate change in the ...

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