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Ann Huyghe
PhD Student

Title of PhD: “Glacial reconstruction of paleo-ice stream dynamics: a model study” In the research for my PhD I try to discover what forces drive ice-stream dynamics. An existing 3-dimensional model is refined and used to reconstruct the ice cover of the Antarctic Peninsula (Boyd-Gerlache Strait and Bransfield Basin in particular) during past glaciations. Supervisor: Philippe Huybrechts Co-supervisors: Frank Pattyn and Marc De Batist.

Education

Since 2003-...: PhD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2001-2003: Licentiate Geography, Physical environments (G.D.), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
1999-2001: Candidate in Geography (G.D.), Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Activities

  • Research programme:
    sixth phase of the Antarctic programme within
    “Science for a Sustainable Development (SSD)”.
  • Research group:
    • FARD: Physical Geography, Ice and Climate
  • Research projects:
  • Related activities:
    • Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology, 19 July – 2 August 2006, University of Urbino, Italy
    • Workshop: ‘Presentation skills in English’, 29 & 30 May and 8 June 2006, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
    • European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 3-7 April 2006, Vienna, Austria (Poster presentation)
    • Workshop BELSPO-RCMG: ‘A continuous Holocene record of ENSO variability in Southern Chile (ENSO-CHILE): Workshop: Marine and continental paleoclimate records from Chile and Argentina’, 27-28 May 2005, Het Pand, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    • European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 24-29 April 2005, Vienna, Austria (Poster presentation)
    • Workshop MILMO: ‘Modeling the Evolution of Climate and Sea Level over the third Millenium’, 16-17 November 2004, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    • QRA 3rd International Postgraduate Symposium ‘International Paleo-environments Symposium’, 15-17 September 2004, Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Brussels, Belgium (Poster presentation)
    • European Geosciences Union 1st General Assembly, 25-30 April 2004, Nice, France (Poster presentation)
    • Workshop AMICS: ‘Dynamic Interaction between the Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Subglacial Environment’, 6-7 April 2004, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    • International Summerschool ‘Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System’, 10-21 September 2002, Karthaus, Italy

List of publications

Peer reviewed papers:

Pattyn, F., A. Huyghe, S. De Brabander, B. Desmedt (2006) The role of transition zones in marine ice sheet dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface) DOI:10.1029/2005JF000394.

Pattyn, F., S. De Brabander and A. Huyghe (2005) Basal and thermal control mechanisms of the Ragnhild glaciers, East Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 40, p. 225-231.

Abstracts:

Huyghe, A., Pattyn, F.; Huybrechts, P. (2006) Testing numerical techniques to solve the mass continuity equation in a coupled ice-sheet/ice-shelf model. Geophysical Research Abstracts 7: EGU06-A-05520.

Huyghe, A., F. Pattyn and M. De Batist (2005) Numerical modelling of paleo-ice streams within the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet. Geophysical Research Abstracts 7: EGU05-A-04870

Pattyn, F., S. De Brabander and A. Huyghe (2005) Numerical modelling of grounding line dynamics and migration with a full Stokes ice-sheet model. Geophysical Research Abstracts 7: EGU05-A-07988

Huyghe, A., S. De Brabander and F. Pattyn (2004) Influence of basal hydrology on large-scale ice dynamics of Shirase Glaciers, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Abstracts 6: EGU04-A-01954.

Pattyn, F., S. De Brabander and A. Huyghe (2004) Basal control mechanisms of East-Antarctic ice streams: Ragnhild ice streams unveiled. Geophysical Research Abstracts 6: EGU04-A-01902.

Complementary resources

  • Personal website
  • Report on visit to the Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology, 19 July – 2 August 2006, University of Urbino, Italy

Contact

Huyghe Ann
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Geografisch Instituut (VUB-DGGF)
Pleinlaan 2 - 1050 Brussel

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