Dr Elizabeth Petrie
- Lecturer (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences)
telephone: 0141 330 4789
My research interests relate to understanding the movement of water around the world, particularly changes that affect sea-level. This very complex issue requires a huge joint effort by scientists around the world using a wide range of techniques. My contribution falls into two parts:
- striving to improve measurement of land motion by improving the capabilities of precise GPS processing and our understanding of the errors
- performing precise GPS processing for applications of interest and interpreting the results. Vertical movement is particularly challenging and is very important for understanding sea level change and glacial isostatic adjustment.
My main current project is working with Antarctic GPS data to produce vertical rates and assess their errors as part of the RATES and REGINA projects. I am working with two international teams headed by Jonathan Bamber (Bristol) and Ingo Sasgen (GFZ).
- non-ideal timeseries (campaign data, metadata)
- non-gravitational force effects on GPS orbits (with Marek Ziebart and Stuart Grey at UCL)
- higher order ionospheric effects on GPS
I primarily teach on modules which form part of the Geomatics Masters level provision (Geospatial and Mapping Sciences/Geoinformation Technology and Cartography/Geomatics & Management)
I teach Fundamentals of Geomatics in Semester 1, and Geodesy & GNSS in Semester 2. I also lead the Introduction to Python programming sessions in induction week, and contribute to the Earth Sciences undergraduate Honours module Digital Geoscience.
American Geophysical Union, Royal Astronomical Society (British Geophysical Association
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Prizes and awards
International Association of Geodesy Young Authors Award 2010
Young Scientist Outstanding Poster Paper Award at EGU 2008