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Dr Sarah Raper

Sarah Raper’s research interests are in the field of Climate Change modeling. She co-authored the MAGICC model (Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-gas induced Climate Change) which gives future global temperature and sea-level over the next century in response to GHG emissions. She is also specializes in projections of glacier melt and its contribution to sea-level rise.

Sarah Raper has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports and was a lead author on the Projections chapters of the Third and Fourth Assessment Reports.  The MAGICC model has been used by all the IPCC reports to date and is used as the climate module for many Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs).

Sarah Raper is a graduate from the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA in 1974. She did her PhD on Hurricanes and Climate Change at the Climatic Research Unit, at UEA. After several years in the UK Meteorological Office, Sarah returned to the Climatic Research Unit as a Senior Research Associate funded by the US Department of Energy. She then took a job at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven for a few years before moving to Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005.

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