Andrés Rivera

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 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 Master degree in Geography at Universidad de Chile, conducting research activities in the Norte Grande region of Chile. In 2004, Andrés received a PhD in Glaciology from the Bristol Glaciology Centre of the University of Bristol, England. Since 1996, Andrés has been actively involved in various glaciology research projects in West Antarctica. 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. Andrs is particularly interested in techniques and methods such as using remote de satellite sensors, laser altimetry, photogrammetry, GPS receptors, ice thickness measurements with radial echo sensor systems and measurements of glacier energy balance.