Andrés Rivera was born in Santiago, Chile and received a degree in Geography from Universidad de Chile. He has worked in glaciology since 1988, when he did the first glacier inventory between 36-41° S latitude in Chile. Since then he has studied the main frontal, aerial and volumetric variations of Chilean glaciers particularly in Patagonia, the Lakes District and central Chile. In 1997 he completed a Masters degree in Geography at Universidad de Chile, conducting a number of research activities in the Norte Grande region of Chile where he focused mainly on topoclimatology of the Puna de Atacama a high and dry diagonal in the Chilean Andes in collaboration with scientists from the University of Berna, Switzerland. In 2004, Andrés received a PhD in Glaciology from the University of Bristol, England, where he worked with Jonathan Bamber and the Bristol Glaciology Center. His thesis theme was on mass balance research in the South Icefield. Since 1994, Andrés has been actively involved in various glaciology research projects in Occidental Antarctica. His studies in the Patriot Hills zone, and more recently in the Antarctic Peninsula and the glaciers in the Amundsen Sea stand out. Another zone that Andrés has shown permanent interest in is the Northern and Southern Patagonian Icefield, where he has conducted a number of fieldwork activities, and lately, surveys with airborne sensors. Andrés is particularly interested in techniques and methods such as using remote de satellite sensors, laser altimetry, fotogrametry, GPS receptors, ice thickness measurements with radial echo sensor systems and measurements of glacier energy balance. He has collaborated in many international research projects with Japanese, British, Swiss, German and North American researchers. Andrés is member of the International Glaciology Society, is editor of the Aragon Glaciology Bulletin, collaborates in many international magazines and is Assistant Professor at Universidad de Chile since 1991.
"Ice dynamics of Union Glacier in the Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica".Rivera, A. , R. Zamora, C. Rada, J. Walton & S. Proctor (2010). Annals of Glaciology, 51(55), 91-96.
"Recent ice-surface-elevation changes of Fleming Glacier in response to the removal of the Wordie Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula".Wendt, J., A. Rivera, A. Wendt, F. Bown, R. Zamora, G. Casassa & C. Bravo (2010). Annals of Glaciology, 51(55), 97-102.
"Variations in sediment yield over the advance and retreat of a calving glacier, Laguna San Rafael, North Patagonian Icefield".Koppes, M., R. Sylwester, A. Rivera, B. Hallet. (2010). Quaternary Research, 73, 84-95.
"Comparative study of lahars generated by the 1961 and 1971 eruptions of Calbuco and Villarrica volcanoes, Southern Andes of Chile".Castruccio, A. J. Clavero & A. Rivera. (2010). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.12.005.
"Recommendations for the compilation of glacier inventory data from digital sources".Paul, F., R.G. Barry, J.G. Cogley, H. Frey, W. Haeberli, A. Ohmura, C.S.L. Ommanney, B. Raup, A. Rivera & M. Zemp (2009). Annals of Glaciology 50(53), 119-126.
"Glacier fluctuations in extratropical South America during the past 1000 years".Masiokas, M., Rivera, A., Espizúa, L.,Villalba, R., Delgado S., and J.C. Aravena. (2009). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 281, 242-268.
"A study of the energy balance and melt regime on Juncal Norte Glacier, semi-arid Andes of central Chile, using melt models of different complexity". Pellicciotti, F., J. Helbing, A. Rivera, V. Favier, J. Corripio, J. Araos, J. Sicart, M Carenzo. (2008). Hydrological Processes 22, 3980-3997.
"Monitoring ice capped active Volcán Villarrica in Southern Chile by means of terrestrial photography combined with automatic weather stations and GPS".Rivera, A., J. G. Corripio, B. Brock, J. Clavero & J. Wendt (2008). Journal of Glaciology, 54(188), 920-930.
"Climate changes and recent glacier behaviour in the Chilean Lake District".Bown, F. & A. Rivera (2007). Global and Planetary Change, 59, 79-86.
"A review of remote sensing methods for glacier mass balance determination".Bamber, J.L. & A. Rivera (2007). Global and Planetary Change, 59, 138-148.
"Ice elevation and areal changes of glaciers from the Northern Patagonia Icefield, Chile".Rivera, A., T. Benham, G. Casassa, J. Bamber & J. Dowdeswell (2007). Global and Planetary Change, 59, 126-137.
Topographic and hydrological controls on Subglacial Lake Ellsworth, West Antarctica. Geophys.Vaughan, D. G., A. Rivera, J. Woodward, H. F. J. Corr, J. Wendt, and R. Zamora (2007). Res. Lett., 34, L18501,doi:10.1029/2007GL030769.
"The surface energy balance of an active ice-covered volcano: Volcán Villarrica, southern Chile".Brock, B., Rivera, A., Casassa, G., Bown, F. and C. Acuña (2007). Annals of glaciology 45, 104-114.
"Ice volumetric changes on active volcanoes in southern Chile".Rivera, A., F. Bown, R. Mella, J. Wendt, G. Casassa, C. Acuña, E. Rignot, J. Clavero & B. Brock (2006). Annals of Glaciology, 43, 111-122.
"Glacier wastage on southern Adelaide Island, Antarctica, and its impact on snow runway operations".Rivera, A., G. Casassa, R. Thomas, E. Rignot, R. Zamora, D. Antúnez, C. Acuña & F. Ordenes (2005). Annals of Glaciology 41, 57-62.
"Retreat of Tyndall Glacier, Patagonia, over the last half century".Raymond, C., Neumann, T., Rignot, E., Echelmeyer, K., Rivera A. & Casassa G. (2005). Journal of Glaciology, 51(173), 239-247.
"Geomorphological evidence for variations of the North Patagonian Icefield during the Holocene".Glasser, N.F., K.N. Jansson, S. Harrison & A. Rivera (2005). Geomorphology, 71, 263-277.
"Glacier shrinkage and negative mass balance in the Chilean Lake District (40ºS) ".Rivera, A., F., Bown, G. Casassa, C. Acuña and J. Clavero (2005). Hydrological Sciences Journal, 50(6), 963-974.
"Ice elevation changes of Glaciar Chico, southern Patagonia, using ASTER DEMs, aerial photographs and GPS data".Rivera, A., G. Casassa, J. Bamber & Kääb A. (2005). Journal of Glaciology, 51 (172) 105-112.
"Recent ice loss from the Fleming and other glaciers, Wordie Bay, West Antarctic Peninsula".Rignot, E., G. Casassa, S. Gogineni, P. Kanagaratnam, W. Krabill, H. Pritchard, A. Rivera, R. Thomas, J. Turner, & Vaughan D. (2005). Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L07502, doi:10.1029/2004GL021947.
"Improved estimation of the mass balance of the glaciers draining into the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica from the NASA/CECS 2002 campaign".Rignot, E., R. Thomas, P. Kanagaratnam, G. Casassa, E. Frederick, S. Gogineni, W. Krabill, A. Rivera, R. Russell, J. Sonntag, R. Swift & Yungel, J. (2004). Annals of Glaciology, 39, 231-237.
"Accelerated sea-level rise from West Antarctica".Thomas, R., E. Rignot, G. Casassa, P. Kanagaratman, C. Acuña, T. Atkins, H. Brecher, E. Frederick, P. Gogineni, W. Krabill, S. Manizade, H. Ramamoorthy, A. Rivera, R. Russel, J. Sonntag, R. Swift, J. Yungel & Zwally, J. (2004). Science, 306, 255-258.
"Accelerated ice discharge from the Antarctic Peninsula following the collapse of Larsen B ice shelf".Rignot, E., Casassa G., Gogineni, P. Krabill, W. Rivera A. & Thomas, R. (2004). Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L18401, doi:10.1029/2004GL020697.
"Ice elevation, areal, and frontal changes of glaciers from National Park Torres del Paine, Southern Patagonia Icefield".Rivera, A. & Casassa, G. (2004). Artic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 36(4), 379-389.
"Contribution of the Patagonia Icefields of South America to Sea Level Rise".Rignot, E., A. Rivera & Casassa, G. (2003). Science, 302, 434-436.
"Use of remote sensing and field data to estimate the contribution of Chilean glaciers to the sea level rise".Rivera, A., Acuña, C., Casassa, G. and Bown, F. (2002). Annals of Glaciology, 34: 367-372.
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