Beatriz Recinos



Hello! I am an oceanographer-glaciologist now based (way up north in Scotland!) at the School of GeoSciences and The University of Edinburgh.

My PhD background is in large scale glacier modelling focused on ocean-glacier interaction. I worked developing the calving parametrisation for the Open Global Glacier Model written in Python.

Now as a member of the Cryosphere group, I will be working on a project called QUoRUM and focusing my research on ice sheet modelling, carrying out ice sheet model inversion and uncertainty quantification in some parts of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. I will be testing and developing FEniCS-ice: A new ice sheet model also written in python, that uses machine learning and a bayesian approach, to understand how uncertainties in basal drag and the temperature dependent creep parameter affect the model forecast of ice mass loss.

I am also an alumni of ArcTrain, and before I was part of the master program MER: Erasmus Mundus MSci. Marine Environment and Resources.

But originally I am from El Salvador, Central America. The land of the sun!

So... how did I end up in the UK and studying the cryosphere!? well... with lots of motivation and for more info. you can look at my CV

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Beatriz Recinos




  • Recinos, B., Goldberg, D., Maddison, J. R., and Todd, J.: A framework for time-dependent Ice Sheet Uncertainty Quantification, applied to three West Antarctic ice streams, The Cryosphere, 17, 4241–4266, , 2023.
  • Recinos, B., Maussion, F., Marzeion, B.: Advances in data availability to constrain and evaluate frontal ablation of ice dynamical models of Greenland’s tidewater peripheral glaciers, Annals of Glaciology, 63(87-89), 55-61. doi:10.1017/aog.2023.11 , 2023.
  • Recinos, B., Maussion, F., Noël, B., Möller, M., Marzeion, B.: Calibration of a frontal ablation parameterization applied to Greenland's peripheral calving glaciers, J. Glaciol., 1–13, doi:10.1017/jog.2021.63, 2021.
  • Recinos, B., Maussion, F., Rothenpieler, T., and Marzeion, B.: Impact of frontal ablation on the ice thickness estimation of marine-terminating glaciers in Alaska, The Cryosphere, 13, 2657–2672,, 2019.
  • Maussion, F., Butenko, A., Champollion, N., Dusch, M., Eis, J., Fourteau, K., Gregor, P., Jarosch, A. H., Landmann, J., Oesterle, F., Recinos, B., Rothenpieler, T., Vlug, A., Wild, C. T., and Marzeion, B.: The Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) v1.1, Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 909–931,, 2019.


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