November 14, 2022

Matthew Appleton

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PhD: Modelling the future of coastal soft cliffs under changing climate

Location: University of Nottingham

emails: matthew.appleton1@nottingham.ac.uk (main)

also: mapp1@bgs.ac.uk (alternative)

twitter: @Matt72286888

I am a first year PhD student, funded by ENVISION, working between the University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey. My research focusses on modelling the retreat of cliff-beach-platform systems under the effects of climate change. Using a variety of techniques, I hope to improve existing models of this type of coast, and better quantify uncertainty in model predictions of coastal recession by the year 2100.

The two main coasts studied will be Happisburgh, Norfolk, UK, and Montauk, NY, US. The project involves visiting Stony Brook University, NY for 6 months, close to Montauk, to better understand the difference in coastal recession in differing climates, and to use their high-tech equipment.

Prior to this, I graduated from the University of Manchester with a masters in Mathematics (MMath), skewed towards applied mathematics topics, such as Fluid Mechanics and Mathematical Biology.