Andrés Daniel Castillo Llarena




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Andrés Daniel Castillo Llarena

About me

PhD student in Geosciences at the Geosystem Modelling group, working on numerical modelling of the Patagonian ice sheet and Eurasian ice sheet complex at the Last Glacial Maximum and their deglaciation.

Between August 2022 and March 2023, I did a research placement at the Department of Geography of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU with Dr Irina Rogozhina.

PhD Project

EIS-CLIM: Solid Earth - Ice Sheet - Climate interaction in Northern Europe and Patagonia during the last deglaciation.

EIS-CLIM is an in­ter­na­tio­nal doc­to­ral re­se­arch pro­ject car­ri­ed out through a clo­se col­la­bo­ra­ti­on bet­ween the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bre­men (Ger­ma­ny) and Nor­we­gi­an Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence and Tech­no­lo­gy (Nor­way). The fo­cus of the pro­ject is to crea­te a mo­del through the cou­pling of se­pa­ra­te mo­dels de­ve­l­o­ped by re­se­arch groups in Ger­ma­ny and Nor­way and ap­p­ly it to re­con­struct the de­gla­cia­ti­on his­to­ry in Nort­hern Eu­ro­pe and Pa­ta­go­nia.

The cou­p­led mo­del will be ca­li­bra­ted against pa­leo gla­ci­al, pa­leo­cli­ma­te and geo­phy­si­cal cons­traints to ge­ne­ra­te 4D mo­del re­con­struc­tions of the ice sheet and cli­ma­te chan­ges and com­pu­te GIA-in­du­ced per­tur­ba­ti­ons in the stress and ther­mal re­gimes of the crust and un­der­ly­ing mant­le. This in­ter­na­tio­nal pro­ject al­lows for a com­pre­hen­si­ve tre­at­ment of the ent­i­re cli­ma­te - ice sheet - li­thos­phe­re - mant­le sys­tem and a joint in­ter­pre­ta­ti­on of the mul­ti­di­sci­pli­na­ry data.

This PhD pro­ject is fi­nan­ced by the Chi­le­an scho­lar­ship ID 72210540 (ANID)

Thesis Committee

Prof. Dr. Michael Schulz University of Bremen, MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
Dr. Matthias Prange University of Bremen, MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
Dr. Irina Rogozhina

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Aridas CEAZA

Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU

Research interests

  • Ice-sheet and glacier modeling
  • Paleoclimate
  • Paleoglaciology