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Yucheng Lin
Department of Geography
Sea Level, Ice and Climate Group
Durham University
Twitter: yucheng_geo


October 2021: I am invited to give a talk about our work for International Quaternary Webinar with my supervisor Pippa Whitehouse.

February 2022: I received my second outstanding student presentation award for my Great Barrier Reef poster at 2021 AGU fall meeting.

July 2022: I participated in World Climate Research Programme sea level meeting and PALSEA meeting 2022 in Singapore, where I met lots of enthusiastic scientists!

Hi there! My name is Yucheng Lin (林玉成) from Fuzhou, China. I am currently a Ph.D student at Durham University within the sea level, ice and climate group, supervised by Dr Pippa Whitehouse and Dr Sarah Woodroffe. I have broad interests in the interaction between ice sheets, ocean and solid earth and their impact on understanding past and future sea-level change.

Before come to Durham University, I got my Master degree from Australian National University, supervised by Dr Anthony Purcell. Within my master project, I developed a new global eustatic sea-level model using 500 more far-field sea-level records than previous study and yield some interesting outputs showing a rapid 15 m global sea-level drop before heading into the Last Glacial Maximum. Apart from that, I undertook another research project with Dr Fiona Hibbert. In this project, we developed a new technique to invert the source of meltwater pulse 1a by looking at the possible distribution of sea-level records. 

My current research focuses on constraining how much Antarctica contributes to global sea-level change from past to future. To achieve that I use physical and statistical based model and compare my model outputs with field evidences like sea-level records and other geological record. By doing this, I am lucky enough to explore a wide range of geoscience topic across geophysics, glaciology, palaeoclimatology and palaeoceanography. 

Apart from that, I have a long-standing interest in scientific visualization for general audience, especially for GIA related topic. See my gallery page for a collection of my work.

Recent Posts

A gentle introduction to sea-level fingerprints with an application on Meltwater Pulse 1A

Today, people are worrying about how sea-level rise and global climate change will affect our normal lives. But one interesting fact is that when an ice sheet melts, global sea-level will not rise equally everywhere like our bath tubs. Instead, different regions around the globe will experience difference levels of sea-level rise, for some locations … Continue reading A gentle introduction to sea-level fingerprints with an application on Meltwater Pulse 1A

Illustration for MWP-1A inversion poster at 2020 PALSEA virtual meeting

The video below shows a simplified process using Monte Carlo linear regression and sea-level fingerprinting to invert the sources of Meltwater Pulse 1A (MWP-1A) using sea-level data from six sites: Tahiti, Barbados, Sunda Shelf, Hydrographer’s Passage, Noggin Pass and Northwest Scotland. This video is supplementary to my 2020 PALSEA virtual meeting poster, if you do … Continue reading Illustration for MWP-1A inversion poster at 2020 PALSEA virtual meeting

Latin Hypercube Sampling Radiocarbon Ages with Python

Radiocarbon dating is an important technique that offers insights into the ages of geological/archaeological records. One essential procedure for radiocarbon dating is the calibration process, which adjusts the conventional 14C ages to accurate calendar ages accounting for changes in the radiocarbon level in the atmosphere/ocean through time owing to processes like Earth carbon cycle. The … Continue reading Latin Hypercube Sampling Radiocarbon Ages with Python

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