Anastasios Matsikaris

 

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Anastasios Matsikaris

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Anastasios Matsikaris is undertaking doctoral research into Data Assimilation in palaeoclimatology. His work involves assimilating palaeoclimate proxy data into General Circulation Models, using an ensemble member selection technique, in order to reconstruct the climate of key periods in the Last Millennium. This work is conducted in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, in Hamburg.

Qualifications

  • 2010 –2011: MSc in Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate, University of Reading, UK
  • 2006– 2010: BSc in Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Biography

Anastasios received his BSc in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, in 2010. After completing his BSc, Anastasios undertook an MSc at the University of Reading, UK, in Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate. His Masters thesis investigated the Climate-Vegetation feedbacks during the last glacial cycle. 

Before starting his PhD at the University of Birmingham in September 2012, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg,  Anastasios  worked as a graduate research assistant at the University of Cyprus. He was employed by the “learning in science group” (2011-12), developing instructional materials to address the difficulties students encounter in learning physics.

Doctoral research

PhD title Assimilation of palaeoclimate proxy data into GCMs using ensemble member selection

Research

Research interests

Climate of the past, future climate change, climate modelling, oceanography, data assimilation

PhD Supervisors

Martin Widmann and Johann Jungclaus (MPI).

Other activities

  • Member of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMS)
  • Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)

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