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Matt King

UTAS Home Professor Matt King

Matt King

ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Polar Geodesy
School of Land and Food

Room 161, Surveying and Spatial Science - Building 9, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1974 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2989 (fax)

Matt.King@utas.edu.au

Recent advances in satellite measurements have led to the first ever agreed-upon estimate of the influence of ice sheets on sea-level change, a project for which Professor Matt King has been awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture. Such research gives us remarkable insights into the past – and into the future – of the Earth's oceans.

"We are really trying to get to the bottom of how much Antarctica is contributing to sea level change. One of the things that is going to influence how Antarctica changes in the future and how it is actually changing right now is the complex interaction between the ice that is sitting on the continent in Antarctica and the solid earth that is below it."

Matt King - February 2015

Insights into the Earth

Measuring the Antarctic ice sheet has revealed new information about sea level rise

When Matt King finished his surveying degree and took on a PhD project back in 1997 to go to Antarctica to study how it has changed, he had no idea where it would lead.

'In trying to crack what seemed like a self-contained problem of measuring the Antarctic ice sheet as it changes, I ended up needing to reconstruct how Antarctica has changed in the last 20,000 years and to understand how the Earth beneath is still responding to those changes,' said Matt, who is now a Professor of Polar Geodesy and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Tasmania.

'I enjoy the challenge of measuring things precisely – it still amazes me that we can so precisely measure a glacier's motion or the changing shape of Earth and then learn something important about how the Earth works.

'My time in Antarctica was astonishing, not only because the place is incredible, but also because we found ourselves connected to the scientists who'd been there doing the same work in the 1960s. Being there on that apparently empty landscape and then finding artefacts of their studies, and reading through their painstaking archives, took our work from the conceptual to the personal.'

'… geodesy gives us insight into what happens hundreds of miles above the Earth's surface to hundreds of miles below, and from present-day ice sheet changes to those that happened 20,000 years ago.'

Matt works within the Surveying and Spatial Sciences group, which is part of a wider University of Tasmania group working on solid earth geophysics and geodesy.

'We measure different aspects of the Earth so we can detect things like sea-level change, polar ice mass balance and deformation of the Earth,' he said.

In 2012, Matt's data analysis and computer modelling resulted in the first reconciled estimate of ice sheet contribution to sea-level change, which has helped to answer a question that has troubled scientists for over 50 years: what is Antarctica's contribution to sea level?

'The data showed that melting of Antarctic ice sheets is increasingly contributing to sea-level rise,' said Matt.

'I enjoy solving problems. I'm also motivated by the idea that my work will help the world's poorest to prepare for sea level change.'

Fast fact

Professor King has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications including several articles in the leading scientific journals Science, Nature and Nature Geoscience. In 2015 he was awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture, a biennial award for excellence in science and engineering relevant to the environment or energy, at the Royal Society (London) for his research in field glaciology leading to the first reconciled estimate of ice sheet contribution to sea level.

Matt King is Professor of Polar Geodesy and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He works within the Surveying and Spatial Sciences group, forming a part of UTAS researchers working on solid earth geophysics and geodesy. In particular, his work focuses on the use of geodetic tools to solve problems related to Earth geophysics, notably sea-level change, polar ice mass balance and Earth deformation. He also seeks to advance the accuracy and precision of those geodetic tools (e.g., Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS/GPS), GRACE and SLR).

Career summary

Qualifications

  • 1997 B.Sc. (1st Class Hons.) Surveying and Spatial Information Science, University of Tasmania
  • 2002 Ph.D. Geodesy, 'The dynamics of the Amery Ice Shelf from a combination of terrestrial and space geodetic data, University of Tasmania'

Biography

His field of expertise is geodetic observation of the global water cycle, including ice sheet mass balance and sea level change and particularly using the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). He also works on reduction of systematic and random errors in these techniques in order to maximise the information content in the data and improve the reliability of the interpretations.

He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications since his PhD completion in 2002, including four articles in Science, two in Nature, one in PNAS and one in Nature Geoscience. He has sourced >$6M in research awards and been an overall leader of (>$10M across all institutes). He was awarded the 2015 Kavli Medal and Lecture by the Royal Society (London) for his work that contributed to the first reconciled estimate of ice sheet contribution to sea level.

His research currently encompasses four broad areas: i) tidal and hydrological forcing and response of ice streams and ice shelves; ii) measurement and modelling of glacial isostatic adjustment in Antarctica for understanding previous and current ice mass changes; iii) improved observation of 21st C sea level change and present-day polar contributors; and iv) observation of the global water cycle at large spatial scales.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • 2002-present American Geophysical Union
  • 2004-present International Glaciological Society
  • 2010-present Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2014-present Member Geological Society of Australia
  • 2014-present Member The Royal Society of Tasmania

Committee associations

Chair of Committees:

  • 2008-present COST Action ES0701 Chair 
  • 2009-2010 AGU Fall Assembly Geodesy Programme Chair 
  • 2010 International GNSS Service Workshop Local Organising Committee Chair
  • 2010-2012 Chair of NERC Space Geodesy Facilities Steering Committee
  • 2011-present Chair of IAG Sub-Commission 3.4: Cryospheric Deformation

Committee Memberships: 

  • 2007-2012 UK National Committee for Antarctic Research
  • 2010-2012 NERC Peer Review College
  • 2009-present DynaQlim Steering Committee
  • 2009-present European Science Foundation Pool of Reviewers
  • 2009 Appointments panel, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
  • 2010 International GNSS Service Workshop Scientific Programme Committee
  • 2011 11th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences Scientific Steering Committee
  • 2010 External PhD Examiner Durham University, UK
  • 2012 External PhD Examiner University of Berne, Switzerland
  • 2012 External PhD Examiner University College London, UK
  • 2012 IPCC AR5 Expert Reviewer
  • 2013 Co-chair IAG Sub-commission 3.4 Workshop, Ilulissat, Greenland
  • 2013 Professorial appointments panel Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • 2013 Promotions panel, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • 2013 Expert Reviewer European Space Agency 'The Changing Earth'
  • 2014 External PhD Examiner ANU, Australia
  • 2014 AuScope Infrastructure Reference Panel

Research Appointments

  • 2001-2002 Junior Research Associate, Newcastle University
  • 2002-2005 Research Associate, Newcastle University
  • 2005-2008 NERC Fellow & Senior Research Associate, Newcastle University
  • 2010 Visiting Scholar, University of Tasmania2008-2012 Reader in Polar Geodesy, Newcastle University
  • 2009-2012 RCUK Academic Fellow, Newcastle University
  • 2012-2013 Professor of Polar Geodesy, Newcastle University
  • 2012-present ARC Future Fellow & Professor of Polar Geodesy, University of Tasmania

Research Invitations

  • 2004 Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
  • 2004 University of Bristol
  • 2005 French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • 2005 AGU Fall Assembly2006 AGU Fall Assembly (two invitations)
  • 2007 Edinburgh University
  • 2008 Durham University2009 EGU General Assembly
  • 2009 University of Northumbria
  • 2009 NTSLF-Challenger Symposium, Royal Society
  • 2011 Oxford University
  • 2011 XXV IUGG General Assembly (two invitations)
  • 2012 Leeds University2013 WAIS Workshop, Washington DC
  • 2013 Australian Institute of Physics (Tas. Division)
  • 2014 American Association for Advancement of Science, Chicago

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Expertise

  • Improving our understanding of Antarctic ice mass balance using data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE).
  • Using GPS measurements of 3d crustal movements due to viscoelastic deformation, in particular those related to glacial isostatic adjustment (video) in order to improve GRACE measurements and understand 1) changes in the Antarctic ice sheet since Last Glacial Maximum; and 2) the structure of Earth
    (lithosphere & mantle).
  • Absolute global and regional sea level change over past few centuries using tide gauge data and GPS measurements of their vertical movement, and satellite altimetry.
  • Ice sheet dynamics (ice streams and ice shelves), such as vertical tidal motion, tidal modulation of flow, long-term changes in elevation and velocity.
  • Improving the accuracy and precision of GPS/GNSS time series to enable further advances in our understanding of the solid earth, ice sheets and tropospheric water vapour, including the Detection of Offsets in GPS time series Experiment (DOGEx).

Grants Reviewed for the Following Organisations:

US National Science Foundation (NSF), UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Australian Research Council, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Italian Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research, Georgia National Science Foundation, Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, University of Luxembourg.

Awards

  • 2009 Philip Leverhulme Prize
  • 2012 Bullerwell Lecture (British Geophysical Association, European Geosciences Union)
  • 2012 American Geophysical Union Geodesy Section Prize
  • 2013 Scopus Young Researcher Award Finalist
  • 2015 Royal Society (London) Kavli Medal and Lecture

Research Fields

  • Geodesy (090902)
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience (040699)
  • Glaciology (040602)
  • Physical Oceanography (040503)
  • Geodynamics (040402)
  • Palaeoclimatology (040605)
  • Geophysics (040499)
  • Seismology and Seismic Exploration (040407)
  • Natural Hazards (040604)
  • Atmospheric Sciences (040199)
  • Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying) (090906)
  • Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution (040601)
  • Marine Geoscience (040305)
  • Surfacewater Hydrology (040608)
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (090905)
  • Galactic Astronomy (020104)
  • Oceanography (040599)
  • Surface Processes (040607)
  • Astronomical and Space Instrumentation (020102)

Research Impact

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts) (960306)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts) (960310)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Climate Change Models (960303)
  • Natural Hazards (961099)
  • Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics (960202)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Natural Hazards in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (961001)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography (969901)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences (970102)
  • Water Allocation and Quantification (960913)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Water Management (960903)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Land Management (960902)

Publications

Total publications

102

Highlighted publications

(9 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2016Journal ArticleKing MA, Santamaria-Gomez A, 'Ongoing deformation of Antarctica following recent Great Earthquakes', Geophysical Research Letters, 43, (5) pp. 1918-1927. ISSN 0094-8276 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016GL067773 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Santamaria-Gomez A

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2015Journal ArticleWatson CS, White NJ, Church JA, King MA, Burgette RJ, et al., 'Unabated global mean sea-level rise over the satellite altimeter era', Nature Climate Change, 5, (6) pp. 565-568. ISSN 1758-678X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2635 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Watson CS

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2014Journal ArticleNield GA, Barletta VR, Bordoni A, King MA, Whitehouse PL, et al., 'Rapid bedrock uplift in the Antarctic Peninsula explained by viscoelastic response to recent ice unloading', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 397 pp. 32-41. ISSN 0012-821X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

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2012Journal ArticleKing MA, Bingham RJ, Moore P, Whitehouse PL, Bentley MJ, et al., 'Lower satellite-gravimetry estimates of Antarctic sea-level contribution', Nature, 491, (7425) pp. 586-590. ISSN 0028-0836 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature11621 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 88Web of Science - 83

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2012Journal ArticleShepherd A, Ivins ER, Geruo A, Barletta VR, Bentley MJ, et al., 'A reconciled estimate of ice-sheet mass balance', Science, 338, (6111) pp. 1183-1189. ISSN 0036-8075 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1228102 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 496Web of Science - 475

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2008Journal ArticleDas SB, Joughin I, Behn MD, Howat IM, King MA, et al., 'Fracture propagation to the base of the Greenland ice sheet during supraglacial lake drainage', Science, 320, (5877) pp. 778-781. ISSN 0036-8075 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1153360 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 248Web of Science - 238

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2008Journal ArticleJoughin I, Das SB, King MA, Smith BE, Howat IM, et al., 'Seasonal speedup along the western flank of the Greenland ice sheet', Science, 320, (5877) pp. 781-783. ISSN 0036-8075 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1153288 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 247Web of Science - 237

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2007Journal ArticleKing MA, Coleman R, Morgan PJ, Hurd RS, 'Velocity change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, during the period 1968-1999', Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 112, (F1) ISSN 0148-0227 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2006JF000609 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 12

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2003Journal ArticleKing MA, Coleman R, Nguyen LN, 'Spurious periodic horizontal signals in sub-daily GPS position estimates', Journal of Geodesy, 77, (1-2) pp. 15-21. ISSN 0949-7714 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-002-0308-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Coleman R

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Journal Article

(97 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016King MA, Santamaria-Gomez A, 'Ongoing deformation of Antarctica following recent Great Earthquakes', Geophysical Research Letters, 43, (5) pp. 1918-1927. ISSN 0094-8276 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016GL067773 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Santamaria-Gomez A

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2016King MA, Whitehouse PL, van der Wal W, 'Incomplete separability of Antarctic plate rotation from glacial isostatic adjustment deformation within geodetic observations', Geophysical Journal International, 204, (1) pp. 324-330. ISSN 0956-540X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv461 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2016Martin-Espanol A, Zammit-Mangion A, Clarke PJ, Flament T, Helm V, et al., 'Spatial and temporal Antarctic Ice Sheet mass trends, glacio-isostatic adjustment, and surface processes from a joint inversion of satellite altimeter, gravity, and GPS data', Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 121, (2) pp. 182-200. ISSN 2169-9003 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2015JF003550 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2016Nield GA, Whitehouse PL, King MA, Clarke PJ, 'Glacial isostatic adjustment in response to changing Late Holocene behaviour of ice streams on the Siple Coast, West Antarctica', Geophysical Journal International, 205, (1) pp. 1-21. ISSN 0956-540X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv532 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2016Martin-Espanol A, King MA, Zammit-Mangion A, Andrews SB, Bamber JL, 'An assessment of forward and inverse GIA solutions for Antarctica', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth pp. 1-54. ISSN 2169-9356 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013154 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Bradley SL, Hindmarsh RCA, Whitehouse PL, Bentley MJ, King MA, 'Low post-glacial rebound rates in the Weddell Sea due to Late Holocene ice-sheet readvance', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 413 pp. 79-89. ISSN 0012-821X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.12.039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

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2015Carmichael JD, Joughin I, Behn MD, Das S, King MA, et al., 'Seismicity on the western Greenland Ice Sheet: surface fracture in the vicinity of active moulins', Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 120, (6) pp. 1082-1106. ISSN 2169-9003 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2014JF003398 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2015Pail R, Bingham R, Braitenberg C, Dobslaw H, Eicker A, et al., 'Science and user needs for observing global mass transport to understand global change and to benefit society', Surveys in Geophysics, 36, (6) pp. 743-772. ISSN 0169-3298 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10712-015-9348-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2015Santamaria-Gomez A, Watson C, Gravelle M, King M, Woppelmann G, 'Levelling co-located GNSS and tide gauge stations using GNSS reflectometry', Journal of Geodesy, 89, (3) pp. 241-258. ISSN 0949-7714 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-014-0784-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Santamaria-Gomez A; Watson C

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2015Stevens LA, Behn MD, McGuire JJ, Das SB, Joughin I, et al., 'Greenland supraglacial lake drainages triggered by hydrologically induced basal slip', Nature, 522, (7554) pp. 73-76. ISSN 0028-0836 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature14480 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 10

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2015Watson CS, White NJ, Church JA, King MA, Burgette RJ, et al., 'Unabated global mean sea-level rise over the satellite altimeter era', Nature Climate Change, 5, (6) pp. 565-568. ISSN 1758-678X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2635 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Watson CS

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2015Wolstencroft M, King MA, Whitehouse PL, Bentley MJ, Nield GA, et al., 'Uplift rates from a new high-density GPS network in Palmer Land indicate significant late Holocene ice loss in the southwestern Weddell Sea', Geophysical Journal International, 203, (1) pp. 737-754. ISSN 0956-540X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv327 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2015Andrews SB, Moore P, King MA, 'Mass change from GRACE: a simulated comparison of Level-1B analysis techniques', Geophysical Journal International, 200, (1) pp. 503-518. ISSN 0956-540X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggu402 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2015Melini D, Gegout P, King M, Marzeion B, Spada G, 'On the rebound: modeling Earth's ever-changing shape', EOS, 96 ISSN 0096-3941 (2015) [Professional, Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2015EO033387 [eCite] [Details]

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2014King MA, Watson CS, 'Geodetic vertical velocities affected by recent rapid changes in polar motion', Geophysical Journal International, 199, (2) pp. 1161-1165. ISSN 0956-540X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggu325 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Watson CS

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2014Moore M, Watson C, King M, McClusky S, Tregoning P, 'Empirical modelling of site-specific errors in continuous GPS data', Journal of Geodesy, 88, (9) pp. 887-900. ISSN 0949-7714 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-014-0729-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Watson C

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2014Nield GA, Barletta VR, Bordoni A, King MA, Whitehouse PL, et al., 'Rapid bedrock uplift in the Antarctic Peninsula explained by viscoelastic response to recent ice unloading', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 397 pp. 32-41. ISSN 0012-821X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

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2014Stammer D, Ray RD, Andersen OB, Arbic BK, Bosch W, et al., 'Accuracy assessment of global barotropic ocean tide models', Reviews of Geophysics, 52, (3) pp. 243-282. ISSN 8755-1209 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2014RG000450 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 47

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2014Williams SDP, Moore P, King MA, Whitehouse PL, 'Revisiting GRACE Antarctic ice mass trends and accelerations considering autocorrelation', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 385 pp. 12-21. ISSN 0012-821X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.10.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

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2014Beem LH, Tulaczyk SM, King MA, Bougamont M, Fricker HA, et al., 'Variable deceleration of Whillans Ice Stream, West Antarctica', Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 119, (2) pp. 212-224. ISSN 2169-9003 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2013JF002958 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

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2014Gunter BC, Didova O, Riva REM, Ligtenberg SRM, Lenaerts JTM, et al., 'Empirical estimation of present-day Antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment and ice mass change', The Cryosphere, 8 pp. 743-760. ISSN 1994-0416 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/tc-8-743-2014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19

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2013Joughin I, Das SB, Flowers GE, Behn MD, Alley RB, et al., 'Influence of ice-sheet geometry and supraglacial lakes on seasonal ice-flow variability', Cryosphere, 7, (4) pp. 1185-1192. ISSN 1994-0416 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/tc-7-1185-2013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 33

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2013King MA, 'Progress in modelling and observing Antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment', Astronomy and Geophysics, 54, (4) pp. 33-38. ISSN 1366-8781 (2013) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/astrogeo/att122 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Sole A, Nienow P, Bartholomew I, Mair D, Cowton T, et al., 'Winter motion mediates dynamic response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to warmer summers', Geophysical Research Letters, 40, (15) pp. 3940-3944. ISSN 0094-8276 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/grl.50764 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 39

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2013Tedstone AJ, Nienow PW, Sole AJ, Mair DWF, Cowton TR, et al., 'Greenland ice sheet motion insensitive to exceptional meltwater forcing', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110, (49) pp. 19719-19724. ISSN 0027-8424 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1315843110 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28

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2013Gazeaux J, Williams S, King M, Bos M, Dach R, et al., 'Detecting offsets in GPS time series: first results from the detection of offsets in GPS experiment', Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 118, (5) pp. 2397-2407. ISSN 0148-0227 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jgrb.50152 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 27

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2012Bartholomew I, Nienow P, Sole A, Mair D, Cowton T, et al., 'Short-term variability in Greenland Ice Sheet motion forced by time-varying meltwater drainage: implications for the relationship between subglacial drainage system behavior and ice velocity', Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, (F3) Article F03002. ISSN 0148-0227 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2011JF002220 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 52

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2012James TD, Murray T, Barrand NE, Sykes HJ, Fox AJ, et al., 'Observations of enhanced thinning in the upper reaches of Svalbard glaciers', The Cryosphere, 6, (6) pp. 1369-1381. ISSN 1994-0416 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5194/tc-6-1369-2012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 23

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2012King MA, Bingham RJ, Moore P, Whitehouse PL, Bentley MJ, et al., 'Lower satellite-gravimetry estimates of Antarctic sea-level contribution', Nature, 491, (7425) pp. 586-590. ISSN 0028-0836 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature11621 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 88Web of Science - 83

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2012King MA, Keshin M, Whitehouse PL, Thomas ID, Milne G, et al., 'Regional biases in absolute sea-level estimates from tide gauge data due to residual unmodeled vertical land movement', Geophysical Research Letters, 39, (14) Article L14604. ISSN 0094-8276 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2012GL052348 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16

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2012Kunz M, King MA, Mills JP, Miller PE, Fox AJ, et al., 'Multi-decadal glacier surface lowering in the Antarctic Peninsula', Geophysical Research Letters, 39, (19) Article L19502. ISSN 0094-8276 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2012GL052823 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 17

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2012Makinson K, King MA, Nicholls KW, Gudmundsson GH, 'Diurnal and semidiurnal tide-induced lateral movement of Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica', Geophysical Research Letters, 39, (10) Article L10501. ISSN 1944-8007 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2012GL051636 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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2012Mueller RD, Padman L, Dinniman MS, Erofeeva SY, Fricker HA, et al., 'Impact of tide-topography interactions on basal melting of Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 117, (C5) Article C05005. ISSN 2169-9275 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007263 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21

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2012Nield GA, Whitehouse PL, King MA, Clarke PJ, Bentley MJ, 'Increased ice loading in the Antarctic Peninsula since the 1850s and its effect on glacial isostatic adjustment', Geophysical Research Letters, 39, (17) Article L17504. ISSN 0094-8276 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2012GL052559 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16

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2012Shepherd A, Ivins ER, Geruo A, Barletta VR, Bentley MJ, et al., 'A reconciled estimate of ice-sheet mass balance', Science, 338, (6111) pp. 1183-1189. ISSN 0036-8075 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1228102 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 496Web of Science - 475

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2012Whitehouse PL, Bentley MJ, Milne GA, King MA, Thomas ID, 'A new glacial isostatic adjustment model for Antarctica: calibrated and tested using observations of relative sea-level change and present-day uplift rates', Geophysical Journal International, 190, (3) pp. 1464-1482. ISSN 0956-540X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05557.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 84Web of Science - 79

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2012King MA, Bevis M, Wilson T, Johns B, Blume F, 'Monument-antenna effects on GPS coordinate time series with application to vertical rates in Antarctica', Journal of Geodesy, 86, (1) pp. 53-63. ISSN 0949-7714 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-011-0491-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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2011Goebell S, King MA, 'Effects of azimuthal multipath asymmetry on long GPS coordinate time series', GPS Solutions, 15, (3) pp. 287-297. ISSN 1080-5370 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10291-011-0227-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2011King MA, Makinson K, Gudmundsson GH, 'Nonlinear interaction between ocean tides and the Larsen C Ice Shelf system', Geophysical Research Letters, 38, (8) ISSN 0094-8276 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2011GL046680 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 10

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2011King MA, Padman L, Nicholls K, Clarke PJ, Gudmundsson GH, et al., 'Erratum: Ocean tides in the Weddell Sea: New observations on the Filchner-Ronne and Larsen C ice shelves and model validation', Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 116, (8) ISSN 0148-0227 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011King MA, Padman L, Nicholls K, Clarke PJ, Gudmundsson GH, et al., 'Ocean tides in the Weddell Sea: New observations on the Filchner-Ronne and Larsen C ice shelves and model validation', Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 116, (6) ISSN 0148-0227 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2011JC006949 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

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2011Petrie EJ, Hernandez-Pajares M, Spalla P, Moore P, King MA, 'A review of higher order ionospheric refraction effects on dual frequency GPS', Surveys in Geophysics, 32, (3) pp. 197-253. ISSN 0169-3298 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10712-010-9105-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 24

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2011Sole AJ, Mair DWF, Nienow PW, Bartholomew ID, King MA, et al., 'Seasonal speedup of a Greenland marine-terminating outlet glacier forced by surface melt-induced changes in subglacial hydrology', Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, (F3) Article F03014. ISSN 0148-0227 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2010JF001948 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 46

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2011Spada G, Barletta VR, Klemann V, Riva REM, Martinec Z, et al., 'A benchmark study for glacial isostatic adjustment codes', Geophysical Journal International, 185, (1) pp. 106-132. ISSN 0956-540X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.04952.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 35

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2011Thomas ID, King MA, Bentley MJ, Whitehouse PL, Penna NT, et al., 'Widespread low rates of Antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment revealed by GPS observations', Geophysical Research Letters, 38, (22) Article L22302. ISSN 0094-8276 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2011GL049277 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 42

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2011Thomas ID, King MA, Clarke PJ, Penna NT, 'Precipitable water vapor estimates from homogeneously reprocessed GPS data: an intertechnique comparison in Antarctica', Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, (D4) Article D04107. ISSN 0148-0227 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2010JD013889 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 22

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2011Bartholomew ID, Nienow P, Sole A, Mair D, Cowton T, et al., 'Seasonal variations in Greenland Ice Sheet motion: Inland extent and behaviour at higher elevations', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 307, (3-4) pp. 271-278. ISSN 0012-821X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 56

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2010Bartholomew I, Nienow P, Mair D, Hubbard A, King MA, et al., 'Seasonal evolution of subglacial drainage and acceleration in a Greenland outlet glacier', Nature Geoscience, 3, (6) pp. 408-411. ISSN 1752-0894 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ngeo863 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 170Web of Science - 164

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2010Brunt KM, King MA, Fricker HA, Macayeal DR, 'Flow of the Ross ice Shelf, Antarctica, is modulated by the ocean tide', Journal of Glaciology, 56, (195) pp. 157-161. ISSN 0022-1430 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3189/002214310791190875 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

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2010King MA, Altamimi Z, Boehm J, Bos M, Dach R, et al., 'Improved Constraints on Models of Glacial Isostatic Adjustment: A Review of the Contribution of Ground-Based Geodetic Observations', Surveys in Geophysics, 31, (5) pp. 465-507. ISSN 0169-3298 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10712-010-9100-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 44

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2010King MA, Murray T, Smith AM, 'Non-linear responses of Rutford Ice Stream, Antarctica, to semi-diurnal and diurnal tidal forcing', Journal of Glaciology, 56, (195) pp. 167-176. ISSN 0022-1430 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3189/002214310791190848 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

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2010King MA, Watson CS, 'Long GPS coordinate time series: Multipath and geometry effects', Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, (B04403 ) pp. 1-23. ISSN 0148-0227 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2009JB006543 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 42

Co-authors: Watson CS

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2010Lavallee DA, Moore P, Clarke PJ, Petrie EJ, Van Dam T, et al., 'J2: An evaluation of new estimates from GPS, GRACE, and load models compared to SLR', Geophysical Research Letters, 37, (22) ISSN 0094-8276 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2010GL045229 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2010Moore P, King MA, 'Satellite gravity gradiometry: Secular gravity field change over polar regions', Journal of Geodynamics, 49, (5) pp. 247-253. ISSN 0264-3707 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jog.2010.01.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2010Petrie EJ, King MA, Moore P, Lavallee DA, 'A first look at the effects of ionospheric signal bending on a globally processed GPS network', Journal of Geodesy, 84, (8) pp. 491-499. ISSN 0949-7714 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-010-0386-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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2010Petrie EJ, King MA, Moore P, Lavallee DA, 'Higher-order ionospheric effects on the GPS reference frame and velocities', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 115, (3) ISSN 0148-0227 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2009JB006677 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 25

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2010Woodward J, Smith AM, Ross N, Thoma M, Corr HFJ, et al., 'Location for direct access to subglacial Lake Ellsworth: An assessment of geophysical data and modeling', Geophysical Research Letters, 37, (11) ISSN 0094-8276 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2010GL042884 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 20

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2009Doi K, Shibuya K, Wendt A, Dietrich R, King MA, 'Tidal gravity variations revisited at Vostok Station, Antarctica', Polar Science, 3, (1) pp. 1-12. ISSN 1873-9652 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.polar.2008.11.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2009King MA, 'Just a big downer?', Planet Earth, (AUTUMN) pp. 12-13. ISSN 1479-2605 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009King MA, Coleman R, Freemantle A, Fricker HA, Hurd R, et al., 'A 4-decade record of elevation change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica', Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 114, (F1) Article F01010. ISSN 0148-0227 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2008JF001094 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Coleman R; Hurd R; Warner RC

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2009King MA, Williams SDP, 'Apparent stability of GPS monumentation from short-baseline time series', Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 114, (10) ISSN 0148-0227 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2009JB006319 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 32

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2009Miller PE, Kunz M, Mills JP, King MA, Murray T, et al., 'Assessment of glacier volume change using ASTER-based surface matching of historical photography', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47, (7) pp. 1971-1979. ISSN 0196-2892 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2009.2012702 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25

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2009Shepherd A, Hubbard A, Nienow P, King MA, McMillan M, et al., 'Greenland ice sheet motion coupled with daily melting in late summer', Geophysical Research Letters, 36, (1) ISSN 0094-8276 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2008GL035758 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 115Web of Science - 102

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2009Truffer M, Motyka RJ, Hekkers M, Howat IM, King MA, 'Terminus dynamics at an advancing glacier: Taku Glacier, Alaska', Journal of Glaciology, 55, (194) pp. 1052-1060. ISSN 0022-1430 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3189/002214309790794887 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2009Winberry JP, Anandakrishnan S, Alley RB, Bindschadler RA, King MA, 'Basal mechanics of ice streams: Insights from the stick-slip motion of Whillans Ice Stream, West Antarctica', Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 114, (F1) Article F01016. ISSN 0148-0227 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2008JF001035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 47

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2009King MA, 'The GPS contribution to the error budget of surface elevations derived from airborne LIDAR', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47, (3) pp. 874-883. ISSN 0196-2892 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2008.2005730 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9

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2008Adalgeirsdottir G, Smith AM, Murray T, King MA, Makinson K, et al., 'Tidal influence on Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica: Observations of surface flow and basal processes from closely spaced GPS and passive seismic stations', Journal of Glaciology, 54, (187) pp. 715-724. ISSN 0022-1430 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3189/002214308786570872 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 11

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2008Joughin I, Das SB, King MA, Smith BE, Howat IM, et al., 'Seasonal speedup along the western flank of the Greenland ice sheet', Science, 320, (5877) pp. 781-783. ISSN 0036-8075 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1153288 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 247Web of Science - 237

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2008King MA, Watson CS, Penna NT, Clarke PJ, 'Subdaily signals in GPS observations and their effect at semiannual and annual periods', Geophysical Research Letters, 35, (3) Article L03302. ISSN 0094-8276 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2007GL032252 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 35

Co-authors: Watson CS

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2008Moore P, King MA, 'Antarctic ice mass balance estimates from GRACE: Tidal aliasing effects', Journal of Geophysical Research F: Earth Surface, 113, (2) ISSN 0148-0227 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2007JF000871 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13

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2008Wiens DA, Anandakrishnan S, Winberry JP, King MA, 'Simultaneous teleseismic and geodetic observations of the stick-slip motion of an Antarctic ice stream', Nature, 453, (7196) pp. 770-774. ISSN 0028-0836 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature06990 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 76Web of Science - 71

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2008Das SB, Joughin I, Behn MD, Howat IM, King MA, et al., 'Fracture propagation to the base of the Greenland ice sheet during supraglacial lake drainage', Science, 320, (5877) pp. 778-781. ISSN 0036-8075 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1153360 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 248Web of Science - 238

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2007King MA, Coleman R, Morgan PJ, Hurd RS, 'Velocity change of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, during the period 1968-1999', Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 112, (F1) ISSN 0148-0227 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2006JF000609 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 12

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2007Murray T, Smith AM, King MA, Weedon GP, 'Ice flow modulated by tides at up to annual periods at Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica', Geophysical Research Letters, 34, (18) ISSN 0094-8276 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2007GL031207 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 32

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2007Penna NT, King MA, Stewart MP, 'GPS height time series: Short-period origins of spurious long-period signals', Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 112, (2) ISSN 0148-0227 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2005JB004047 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 79Web of Science - 69

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2007Thomas ID, King MA, Clarke PJ, 'A comparison of GPS, VLBI and model estimates of ocean tide loading displacements', Journal of Geodesy, 81, (5) pp. 359-368. ISSN 0949-7714 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-006-0118-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 13

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2006King MA, 'Kinematic and static GPS techniques for estimating tidal displacements with application to Antarctica', Journal of Geodynamics, 41, (1-3) pp. 77-86. ISSN 0264-3707 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jog.2005.08.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12

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2006King MA, Moore P, Clarke P, Lavallee D, 'Choice of optimal averaging radii for temporal GRACE gravity solutions, a comparison with GPS and satellite altimetry', Geophysical Journal International, 166, (1) pp. 1-11. ISSN 0956-540X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03017.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

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2005Joughin I, Bindschadler RA, King MA, Voigt D, Alley RB, et al., 'Continued deceleration of Whillans ice stream, West Antarctica', Geophysical Research Letters, 32, (22) Article L22501. ISSN 0094-8276 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2005GL024319 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 55Web of Science - 45

Co-authors: Peters L

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2005King MA, Penna NT, Clarke PJ, King EC, 'Validation of ocean tide models around Antarctica using onshore GPS and gravity data', Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 110, (8) pp. 1-21. ISSN 0148-0227 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2004JB003390 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 33

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2005Moore P, Edwards S, King MA, 'Radiometric path delay calibration of ERS-2 with application to altimetric range', European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (572) pp. 673-681. ISSN 0379-6566 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005King MA, Padman L, 'Accuracy assessment of ocean tide models around Antarctica', Geophysical Research Letters, 32, (23) pp. 1-4. ISSN 0094-8276 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2005GL023901 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 35

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2004Allinson CR, Clarke PJ, Edwards SJ, King MA, Baker TF, et al., 'Stability of direct GPS estimates of ocean tide loading', Geophysical Research Letters, 31, (15) pp. L15603 1-4. ISSN 0094-8276 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2004GL020588 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 15

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2004Edwards S, Moore P, King MA, 'Assessment of the Jason-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon microwave radiometer performance using GPS from offshore sites in the north sea', Marine Geodesy, 27, (3-4) pp. 717-727. ISSN 0149-0419 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01490410490883388 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

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2004King MA, 'Rigorous GPS data-processing strategies for glaciological applications', Journal of Glaciology, 50, (171) pp. 601-607. ISSN 0022-1430 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3189/172756504781829747 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 40

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2004Padman L, King MA, Goring D, Corr H, Coleman R, 'Ice-shelf elevation changes due to atmospheric pressure variations', Journal of Glaciology, 49, (167) pp. 521-526. ISSN 0022-1430 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3189/172756503781830386 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Coleman R

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2003Anandakrishnan S, Voigt DE, Alley RB, King MA, 'Ice stream D flow speed is strongly modulated by the tide beneath the Ross Ice Shelf', Geophysical Research Letters, 30, (7) pp. 13-1. ISSN 0094-8276 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Bindschadler RA, King MA, Alley RB, Anandakrishnan S, Padman L, 'Tidally controlled stick-slip discharge of a West Antarctic ice stream', Science, 301, (5636) pp. 1087-1089. ISSN 0036-8075 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1087231 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 152Web of Science - 137

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2003Bindschadler RA, Vornberger PL, King MA, Padman L, 'Tidally driven stick-slip motion in the mouth of Whillans Ice Stream, Antarctica', Annals of Glaciology, 36 pp. 263-272. ISSN 0260-3055 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003King MA, Aoki S, 'Tidal observations on floating ice using a single GPS receiver', Geophysical Research Letters, 30, (3) pp. 38-1. ISSN 0094-8276 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003King MA, Coleman R, Nguyen LN, 'Spurious periodic horizontal signals in sub-daily GPS position estimates', Journal of Geodesy, 77, (1-2) pp. 15-21. ISSN 0949-7714 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-002-0308-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Coleman R

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2002Doake CSM, Corr HFJ, Nicholls KW, Gaffikin A, Jenkins A, et al., 'Tide-induced lateral movement of Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica', Geophysical Research Letters, 29, (8) pp. 67-1 - 67-4. ISSN 0094-8276 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Fricker HA, Allison I, Craven M, Hyland G, Ruddell A, et al., 'Redefinition of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, grounding zone', Journal of Geophysical Research, 107, (B5) pp. 2092. ISSN 0148-0227 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2001JB000383 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Allison I; Craven M; Hyland G; Ruddell A; Young NW; Coleman R

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2002Fricker HA, Allison I, Craven M, Hyland G, Ruddell A, et al., 'Redefinition of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, grounding zone', Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 107, (5) pp. EPM 6-1 - EPM 6-9. ISSN 0148-0227 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 32

2000Hurd R, Coleman R, Morgan PJ, King MA, 'Ice velocities of the Lambert Glacier from static GPS observations', Earth Planets and Space, 52, (11) pp. 1031-1036. ISSN 1343-8832 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/BF03352326 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Hurd R; Coleman R

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2000King MA, Coleman R, Morgan PJ, 'Treatment of horizontal and vertical tidal signals in GPS data: A case study on a floating ice shelf', Earth Planets and Space, 52, (11) pp. 1043-1047. ISSN 1343-8832 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/BF03352328 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Coleman R

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2000King MA, Nguyen LN, Coleman R, Morgan PJ, 'Strategies for High Precision Processing of GPS Measurements with Application to the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica', GPS Solutions, 4, (1) pp. 2-12. ISSN 1080-5370 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Coleman R

Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Allison I, Colgan W, King M, Paul F, 'Ice Sheets, Glaciers, and Sea Level', Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Elsevier, W Haeberli, C Whiteman (ed), Netherlands, pp. 713-747. ISBN 978-0-12-394849-6 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394849-6.00020-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

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2011King MA, 'Application of GPS in Glaciology', Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, Springer, VP Singh, P Singh and UK Haritashya (ed), Netherlands, pp. 471-474. ISBN 978-90-481-2641-5 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2642-2_24 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Thomas ID, King MA, Clarke PJ, 'A Validation of Ocean Tide Models Around Antarctica Using GPS Measurements', Geodetic and Geophysical Observations in Antarctica, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, A Capra and R Dietrich (ed), Germany, pp. 211-235. ISBN 978-3-540-74881-6 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74882-3_12 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1998Hurd R, King MA, Coleman R, 'GPS: Putting it on Ice', 39th Australian Surveyors Congress, 8-13 November, 1998, Launceston, pp. 31-42. (1998) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hurd R; Coleman R

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2002King MA, 'The dynamics of the Amery Ice Shelf from a combination of terrestrial and space geodetic data' (2002) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

26

Total funding

$8,405,094

Projects

Effect of geocentre motion on the Antarctic Ice mass balance (2017)$5,860
Description
The project will focus on determining more accurate estimates of Antarctica's contribution to sea level.
Funding
Universities Australia / Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) ($5,860)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King MA; Watson CS; Rietbroek R
Year
2017
Insights from the past: Using the history of Antarctica to improve projections of global sea level rise (2016)$14,914
Description
The magnitude of future increases in global sea level is a question of critical societal and economic relevance. However, current projections of both short-term and long-term sea level rise are highly uncertain. For a mid-range climate scenario, for example, the most precise statement that can be made is that it is likely that global sea level will rise by between 32 and 63cm during the 21st century (Church et al., 2013). The largest single source of uncertainty is associated with the mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet. In the short-term, it cannot even be stated with certainty whether Antarctica will have a positive or negative impact on global sea level (Church et al., 2013). In the long-term, the possibility exists that melting of the coastal shelves around Antarctica will lead to an irreversible commitment towards ongoing sea level rise. However, because of limitations in our understanding of icesheet dynamics, the magnitude of this commitment could lie anywhere between 0.6 and 3m (Golledge et al., 2015). Reducing these uncertainties is critical for climate change adaptation and mitigation.Through a ground-breaking integration of data and models, this project will use the history of the Antarctic ice sheetto improve our ability to predict future changes in global sea level. Data on past climates can tell us how the Antarctic ice sheet and global sea level have evolved. We will use this data to confront the ice sheet models that are used to predict future changes. By constraining the models, we will use the Earth's climatic history to improve our understanding of the physics of the Antarctic ice sheet. This will allow us to constrain the role of Antarctica in drivingchanges in global sea level, and thus allow for improved projections of future sea level rise. The project will therefore address a question of considerable societal and economic relevance.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,914)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Phipps SJ; King MA; Chase Z
Year
2016
Broadband receivers for AuScope geodetic and astronomical applications (2015)$789,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($570,000)
Collaborators
Auckland University of Technology ($9,000); CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($20,000); Geoscience Australia ($80,000); Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy ($10,000); Smithsonian Institution ($100,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickey JM; Lovell JEJ; Ellingsen SP; Shabala SS; King MA; Reid M; Titov O; Menten K
Year
2015
Grant Reference
LE150100105
Quantifying sea-level trends and extremes along Australia's coastal margin (2015 - 2017)$435,500
Description
Multi-decadal changes in sea-level, and sea-level extremes, cannot be well quantified along most global coastlines, including Australia's, because the high spatial variability of sea-level is under-sampled by the sparse set of long, high quality tide gauge records. Satellite altimetry provides an alternative data source with greater spatial sampling, yet experiences contamination from land within tens of kilometres from the coast and also suffers from regionally correlated biases. Here we propose to address these problems through re-tracking radar altimetry waveforms to derive new data in the coastal margin - enabling us to produce new inferences on sea-level change and extremes at dramatically improved spatial resolution around Australia.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($435,500)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King MA; Watson CS; Coleman R
Period
2015 - 2017
Grant Reference
DP150100615
Earth's response to ice unloading: a unique GPS measurement from Antarctica (2015)$252,500
Description
This proposal aims to deploy geophysical equipment within Antarctica to understand how Earth responds to changes in stress (rheology) within the crust and upper mantle (the upper ~660km). It exploits a globally unique natural experiment that commenced in 2002 with the break-up of the Larsen B Ice Shelf and which was followed by large-scale ice-mass unloading and rapid surface deformation. New broadband passive seismic and geodetic deformation measurements offer the promise of resolving a dichotomy between laboratory and millennial-scale determinations of Earth rheology through uniquely studying a time-scale midway between these extremes, whilst further strengthening Australia's emerging expertise in polar geophysics.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($190,000)
Collaborators
Australian National University ($47,500); University of Alaska ($5,000); University of South Florida ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King MA; Reading AM; Watson CS
Year
2015
Grant Reference
LE150100108
Removing bias estimates of East Antarctica's contribution to present and past sea level changes (2015 - 2018)$148,743
Description
The large distances between tide gauges around global coastlines, including Australia's, combined with spatial variability in sea level, means that multidecadal changes in sea-level cannot be well quantified along most coastlines. An alternative data source with greater spatial sampling, satellite altimetry, experiences contamination from land within tens of km from the coast and also suffers from regionally correlated biases. Here we propose to address both problems using re-analysed (re-tracked) radar altimetry waveforms to derive new data in the coastal margin- enabling us to produce new inferences on sea-level change and extremes at dramatically improved spatial resolution around Australia.
Funding
Department of Environment (Cwth) ($148,743)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King MA; Bentley Michael; Reading AM; White DA; Whitehouse Pippa
Period
2015 - 2018
Outlet glacier dynamics in Princess Elizabeth Land (2015)$0
Description
The proposed research aims to initiate a program of observations of East Antarctic marine-terminating outlet glaciers, focussing over a three-year period on East Ranvik and Sorsdal Glaciers near Davis Station. We plan to determine to what extent processes known to enhance ice margin sensitivity to environmental forcing in Greenland and West Antarctica are at work at these two glaciers, which are logistically appealing due to their proximity to an Australian station.
Funding
Department of Environment (Cwth) ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Schoof C; Coleman R; Galton-Fenzi B; Horgan H; Joughin I; King MA; Kulessa B; Legresy B; Treverrow A; Watson CS; Cook SJ
Year
2015
Ocean forced evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet (2015)$50,365
Description
Preparing for the impacts of sea level rise needs an improved understand of the response of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to changing ocean conditions. Over the last decade it has become clear that more ocean driven melting beneath ice shelves is causing the Antarctic Ice Sheet to lose ice at an increasing rate, contributing to sea-level rise. This project will explain the role of the ocean in controlling this dynamic behavior of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. We will use state-of-the-art numerical modelling and available observations to determine the key processes that govern how the Antarctic ice flows into the oceans, together with the assessment of possible future change. This proposal will provide improved understanding of the processes controlling ice sheet and sea level and will help to provide realistic estimates of freshwater and heat transport in a global ocean context.
Funding
Department of Environment (Cwth) ($50,365)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
Department of Environment (Cwth)
Research Team
Galton-Fenzi B; Dinniman M; Gayen B; Gladstone R; Greve R; Heimbach P; Hobbs WR; Jourdain N; King MA; Klinck J; Klocker A; Rintoul SR; Roberts JL; Treverrow A; Warner RC; Williams GD
Year
2015
Reducing the uncertainty in estimates of the sea level contribution from the westernmost part of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (2014 - 2018)$507,085
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($507,085)
Scheme
Standard Grant
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
Bentley MJ; Clarke PJ; Bingham RJ; King MA; Mulvaney R; Hodgson DA
Period
2014 - 2018
iSTAR-D: The contribution to sea-level rise from the Amundsen Sea sector of Antarctica (2013 - 2016)$176,149
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($176,149)
Scheme
Ice Sheet Stability
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
Shepherd A; King MA; Gurney R; Bentley MJ; Mulvaney R
Period
2013 - 2016
The spatial and temporal distribution of 20th Century Antarctic Peninsula glacier mass change and its drivers (2013 - 2014)$181,467
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($181,467)
Scheme
Standard Grant
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
Fox A; Mills JP; King MA
Period
2013 - 2014
GPS4 Sea Levels (2013)$51,169
Funding
European Union ($51,169)
Scheme
Fellowship-Overseas
Administered By
European Commission
Research Team
King MA; Watson CS
Year
2013
Resolving Antarctic ice mass TrEndS (RATES) (2012 - 2014)$226,205
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($226,205)
Scheme
Standard Grant
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
Bamber J; Rougier J; King MA
Period
2012 - 2014
iSTAR-C - Dynamical control on the response of Pine Island Glacier (2012 - 2015)$75,034
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($75,034)
Scheme
Ice Sheet Stability
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
Vaughan DG; Gudmundsson G; King E; Shepherd A; Bingham RG; King MA; Christoffersen P; Payne AJ
Period
2012 - 2015
Improving Models of West Antarctic Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Through a New Surface Velocity Field (2011 - 2015)$816,856
Description
This project addresses the current uncertainty in the present-day contribution of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to global sea level rise. In particular, it focuses on time-variable gravity data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite mission which are, at present, severely limited due to inaccurate models of Antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA). This project will focus on fully exploiting a new and unique Global Positioning System (GPS) dataset recently obtained over the region. These data offer important constraints on GIA and will lead to a refined understanding of the present-day ice mass change for West Antarctica.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($816,856)
Scheme
Fellowship-Future
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King MA
Period
2011 - 2015
Grant Reference
FT110100207
Regional Gravity Fields from GOCE and GRACE (2010 - 2013)$297,540
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($297,540)
Scheme
EO Mission
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
Moore P; King MA
Period
2010 - 2013
Improved models of West Antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment through new crustal motion data (2009 - 2015)$968,925
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($968,925)
Scheme
AFI
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
King MA; Moore P; Clarke PJ; Hindmarsh RCA; King E; Bentley MJ
Period
2009 - 2015
A holistic model of outlet calving, dynamic acceleration and drawdown for the Greenland Ice Sheet (2009 - 2010)$107,801
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($107,801)
Scheme
Small Grants
Administered By
Aberystwyth University
Research Team
Hubbard A; Vieli A; King MA
Period
2009 - 2010
High spatio-temporal resolution changes in Earth's gravity field from GOCE with application to ice mass balance (2008)$54,143
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($54,143)
Scheme
EO Mission
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
King MA; Moore P
Year
2008
Improved constraints on global-scale hydrological change by determining secular geocenter motion and low degrees of the surface mass load (2008 - 2014)$662,401
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($662,401)
Scheme
Standard Grant
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
Clarke PJ; Moore P; King MA
Period
2008 - 2014
The determination of a new global GPS-derived surface velocity field and its application to the problem of 20th century sea-level rise (2007 - 2010)$910,684
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($910,684)
Scheme
Standard Grant
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
King MA; Clarke PJ; Moore P; Edwards SJ; Williams SDP; Bentley MJ
Period
2007 - 2010
Tidal dynamics of the Filchner-Ronne and Larsen C ice shelves from GPS observations and model assimilation (2007 - 2009)$793,588
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($793,588)
Scheme
AFI
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
Clarke PK; King MA; Nicholls KW
Period
2007 - 2009
Antarctica on the scales: Present-day mass balance of the Antarctic Peninsula from time-variable gravity field measurements (2006 - 2008)$364,784
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($364,784)
Scheme
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
King M
Period
2006 - 2008
Global Loading and Deformation at Tidal Timescales (2006 - 2009)$298,876
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($298,876)
Scheme
Standard Grant
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
Clarke PJ; Penna NT; King MA
Period
2006 - 2009
Measurements of Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, thickness change from surface elevation observations 1968-present (2006)$72,743
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($72,743)
Scheme
Small Grant
Administered By
Newcastle University
Research Team
Moore P; King MA
Year
2006
Changes in glacier geometry and extent in Svalbard: Implications for sea-level rise during the 20th and 21st centuries. (2005 - 2007)$142,762
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council ($142,762)
Scheme
Standard Grant
Administered By
University of Bristol
Research Team
Murray T; King MA; Luckman AJ; Mills JP; Clarke PJ; Barr S; Payne AJ; Wadham JL
Period
2005 - 2007

Research Supervision

Thinking of undertaking a PhD? Feel free to discuss ideas with Matt. There are lists of potential PhD topics listed on the solid earth geophysics and geodesy and the Quantitative Antarctic Science websites. He is actively recruiting, but applicants must have a strong track record (Australia/NZ: 1st class honours; overseas: MSc or journal paper in English and very good overall English).

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDIce Mass Unloading and Bedrock Response in the Southern Antarctic Peninsula2014
PhDHigh Resolution Modelling of the Retreat of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet Since Last Glacial Maximum2015
PhDDetermining changes in sea level around Antarctica2015
PhDRapid Bedrock Uplift in the Antarctic Peninsula due to Recent Ice Melting2015
PhDVertical Motion of the Australian Plate2016
PhDTidal Melting of Antarctic Ice Shelves Since Last Glacial Maximum2016
PhDRecovering Non-linear Glacier-induced Vertical Land Movement from Re-tracked Multi-mission Altimetry and Tide Gauges2017
PhDProbing the Asthenosphere Beneath the Australian Region with Surface GPS/GNSS2017