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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am happy to discuss potential Ph.D. projects investigating any (but not restricted to) of the following: Carbon Capture and Storage (Sequestration); Climate Change; Glacial Geomorphology; Glaciology; Marine Geology and Geophysics; Oceanography; Lake and River Ice Phenology.

20142019
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Research Interests

Carbon Capture and Storage (Sequestration); Climate Change; Glacial Geomorphology; Glaciology; Marine Geology and Geophysics; Oceanography; Subsurface Fluid Flow; Methane Hydrates; Environmental Change; Lake and River Ice Phenology; Basin Analysis; Sequence Stratigraphy. 

 

Research Statement

My current research is heavily focused on investigating the efficacy and risk associated with implementing Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). CCS is going to be an essential part of any near-future low-carbon energy portfolio, particularly if countries are to meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement. My ongoing work uses geological, geophysical, and petrophysical data to develop integrated models of the subsurface to explore how CCS may (or may not) work.

 

My other research focuses broadly on high latitude and altitude settings. This work typically focuses on integrating geomorphological and stratigraphic information from 3D and 2D seismic reflection data, borehole/core data, and land areas analysis. This holistic approach allows us to better understand past environmental changes, their causes, and their potential as analogues for contemporary and future climate changes.

 

Teaching

GGY1007 - Dynamic Earth

GGY2030 - Sustaining the Biosphere

GGY2052 - Climate and Earth Surface Processes

GGY3081 - Geography Dissertation

 

Particulars

2018-present - NERC Fellow - Queen's University Belfast

2018-present - Visiting Researcher - University of Manchester

2017 - Postdoctoral GIS and Seismic Assistant - University of Manchester

2013-2017 - Ph.D.  High latitude Marine Geology and Geophysics - University of Manchester

2011-2012 - M.Sc. Polar and Alpine Change - University of Sheffield

2008-2011 - B.Sc. (Hons) Geography - Queen's University Belfast

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Output 2014 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
165 Downloads (Pure)

Eleven phases of Greenland Ice Sheet shelf-edge advance over the past 2.7 million years

Knutz, P. C., Newton, A. M. W., Hopper, J. R., Huuse, M., Gregersen, U., Sheldon, E. & Dybkjær, K., 15 Apr 2019, In : Nature geoscience. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
shelf break
ice sheet
ice stream
ice movement
ice flow

Slip Sliding Away: Enigma of Large Sandy Blocks within a Gas Bearing Mass Transport Deposit, Offshore NW Greenland

Cox, D., Huuse, M., Newton, A., Gannon, P. & Clayburn, J., 30 Sep 2019, (Accepted) In : Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
101 Downloads (Pure)

A persistent Norwegian Atlantic Current through the Pleistocene glacials

Newton, A. M. W., Huuse, M. & Brocklehurst, S. H., 18 May 2018, In : Geophysical Research Letters.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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icebergs
Pleistocene
iceberg
scour
glaciation

Cenozoic evolution of the northern Greenland ice sheet: A new prospect for IODP drilling

Knutz, P., Campbell, C., de Vernal, A., Hopper, J., Huuse, M., Jennings, A. & Newton, A., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

13 Citations (Scopus)
102 Downloads (Pure)

Extensive marine-terminating ice sheets in Europe from 2.5 million years ago

Rea, B. R., Newton, A. M. W., Lamb, R. M., Harding, R., Bigg, G. R., Rose, P., Spagnolo, M., Huuse, M., Cater, J. M. L., Archer, S., Buckley, F., Halliyeva, M., Huuse, J., Cornwell, D. G., Brocklehurst, S. H. & Howell, J. A., Jun 2018, In : Science Advances. 4, 6, 11 p., eaar8327.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
ice sheet
Pleistocene
orbital forcing
cryosphere
basin

Prizes

Best poster award

Andrew Newton (Recipient), 08 Jun 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Estyn Evans Dissertation Award

Andrew Newton (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards

Faculty of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Student of the Year

Andrew Newton (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Faculty of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Student of the Year

Andrew Newton (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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In Abstract Award

Andrew Newton (Recipient), 01 Jun 2019

Prize: Other distinction

engineering
science

Activities 2012 2019

EGU General Assembly 2019

Andrew Newton (Organiser), Rachel Harding (Organiser), Elodie Lebas (Organiser), Katrine Juul Andresen (Organiser), Kieran Blacker (Organiser)
07 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

IODP Magellan Workshop on Greenland

Andrew Newton (Participant)
11 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Pleistocene records of glaciation in NW Europe

Andrew Newton (Invited speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Slip Sliding Away: enigma of large sandy rafts within a gas bearing mass transport complex, offshore NW Greenland

David Cox (Contributor), Mads Huuse (Contributor), Andrew Newton (Contributor), Paul Gannon (Contributor), John Clayburn (Contributor)
07 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

IODP Petrophysics

Andrew Newton (Participant)
02 Jun 201809 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Extensive marine-terminating ice sheets in Europe from 2.5 million years ago

Andrew Newton

13/06/201807/09/2018

9 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Buried iceberg scours reveal reduced North Atlantic Current during the stage 12 deglacial

Andrew Newton

16/03/201631/03/2016

3 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research