Dr. Michael James McCarthy
- EMERGE - Extreme droughts in mountain regions: consequences for blue-green water fluxes
- Measuring sublimation in a high-altitude glacierised catchment of the dry Andes
Aug 2019 - present: Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Switzerland
Feb 2019 - Aug 2019: Research Assistant, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Switzerland
Oct 2014 - Jul 2019: PhD Candidate, British Antarctic Survey, Scott Polar Research Institute (University of Cambridge), Cambridge
Aug 2010 - Oct 2014: Exploration Geologist, Stratex International Ltd, Ethiopia, Liberia, Senegal
- Energy-balance modelling
- Glaciohydrological modelling
- Glacier remote sensing
- Supraglacial debris thickness estimation
- Debris-covered glaciers
- Ice- and ground-penetrating radar
McCarthy M, Miles E, Kneib M, Buri P, Fugger S, Pellicciotti F (2022). Supraglacial debris thickness and supply rate in High-Mountain Asia. Communications Earth & Environment, 3, 269, 1-11.
McCarthy M, Meier F, Fatichi S, Stocker B, Shaw T, Miles E, Dussaillant I, Pellicciotti F (2022). Glacier contributions to river discharge during the current Chilean megadrought. Earth's Future, 10, e2022EF002852.
Jouberton A, Shaw T, Miles E, McCarthy M, Fugger S, Ren S, ... Pellicciotti F (2022). Warming-induced monsoon precipitation phase change intensifies glacier mass loss in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119, 37, e2109796119.
Fugger S, Fyffe C, Fatichi S, Miles E, McCarthy M, Shaw T, ... & Pellicciotti, F. (2022). Understanding monsoon controls on the energy and mass balance of glaciers in the Central and Eastern Himalaya. The Cryosphere, 16, 5, 1631-1652.
Miles E, McCarthy M, Dehecq A, Kneib M, Fugger S, Pellicciotti, F (2021). Health and sustainability of glaciers in High Mountain Asia. Nature Communications, 12, 1, 1-10.