Reindeer grazing and climate in ERL

22/12/2016. Publication of a research article in Environmental Research Letters’ special issue on Recent, Present and Future Arctic and Boreal Productivity and Biomass Changes. The study stems from a collaboration between scientists from Umeå University, Sweden, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and CORES, UK. The research combines field measurements of albedo, herbivory and vegetation characteristics with land surface modeling to investigate if reindeer grazing can influence the energy balance of an arctic tundra. The full article is open-access and […]

GI Special Issue complete

22/11/2016. The special issue “Multi-disciplinary research and integrated monitoring at the Sodankylä research station: from sub-surface to upper atmosphere processes” is now complete. It was guest edited by CORES’ Dr. Cecile Menard, and researchers from the Finnish Meteorological Institute and The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). Twenty-one papers covering the breadth of research being conducted at the FMI Arctic Research Centre in Sodankyla, Finnish Lapland, were published in the open-access Copernical publication “Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods […]

Discussion paper in The Cryosphere

03/08/2016. A paper stemming from the collaboration between researchers from CORES, the University of Edinburgh, Northumbria University and the Finnish Meteorological Institute was published in The Cryosphere last week. The study looks at a wide range of options for simulating sensor signals for satellite monitoring of water stored as snow, through an ensemble of 1323 coupled snow evolution and microwave scattering models. The paper can be found here and is open for discussion until 20 […]

CORES on Brexit in Nature

22/6/2016. On the eve of the UK referendum on leaving or remaining in the EU, Dr Cecile Menard and Dr Melody Sandells ask UK research councils to rethink their eligibility criteria to be consistent with the European Commission and the UK arts councils. Read the online or view-only version of the Correspondence article published today in Nature.


Our Research

Our research lies in the broad remit of physical, atmospheric and Earth System sciences. Our team consists of experts in land surface modelling, hydrology, micrometeorology, earth observation of snow and soil moisture, snow physics, snow - vegetation interactions...

About us

CORES Science and Engineering Limited is an innovative private research organisation based entirely on modern work practices such as flexible, collaborative remote working and open source approaches...

Key Personnel

Profiles, CVs and contact details of Dr Melody Sandells and Dr Cecile Menard.