Mana Inoue - field assistant

Mana Inoue
PhD student Mana Inoue works as a field assistant at Aurora Basin, cutting, scraping and analysing ice cores. (Photo: Feiteng Wang)

Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and University of Tasmania

I work as a field assistant at Aurora Basin, primarily cutting, scraping and analysing ice cores.

Career highlights

I am completing a PhD through the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and University of Tasmania (UTAS). My research interest is to reconstruct past climate and examine its change. I am studying an ice core from Mill Island, East Antarctica. The main scope of my research is to interpret the ice core record with instrumental data to examine changes in climate pattern and sea ice extent in East Antarctica. During my honours at IMAS/UTAS I investigated Numerical Weather Prediction output to obtain improved estimates of cloud properties in Antarctica. I am also involved in the Association of Polar Early Career Scientist (APECS) as an Executive National Committee member in APECS Oceania.