I come from a small plateau town, Ranchi, in North-East India. I did my bachelors in Civil Engineering from KIIT, Bhubaneswar (2010-2014). Having acquired some experience in Remote Sensing, I was fortunate enough to find work as a Graduate Researcher at the Jharkhand Space Applications Centre (JSAC). During this brief stint (2014-2015), I worked in collaboration with the National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) as a Meteorological and Climate Data Analyst. In 2015, I went to The Netherlands to pursue my MSc. in Geosciences and Remote Sensing at TU Delft. In 2016, I decided to follow the Air-Ice-Sea Interaction II coursework at The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). Witnessing first hand, the sensitivity of the High Arctic to a changing climate, helped me realise the magnitude of the problem and firmed up my resolve to work within this discipline. Upon returning, I investigated the ongoing research projects and challenges faced in the wider context of Arctic climate so as to contrive the topic for my MSc thesis. To that end, I used ~100 year period, each corresponding to three different climate scenarios using two GCMs to address changes in the spatio-temporal variability in the ocean heat forcing close to Helheim, Kangerlussuaq and Jakobshavn glacier. Currently, I am working as a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Nina Kirchner at the Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University. Our task focuses on numerical investigations of dynamical processes at the ice-ocean interface of marine-terminating calving glaciers.

2018-10-02, Jacopo Paglia