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Andrés Rivera was born in Santiago, Chile and received a degree in Geography from Universidad de Chile. He has worked in glaciology since 1988. 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.
M.G. Lenzano, E. Lannutti, C. Toth, A. Rivera, and L. Lenzano (2017) : "Detecting Glacier Surface Motion by Optical Flow" Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing Vol. 84, No. 1, January 2018, pp. 33–42., doi: 10.14358/PERS.84.1.33.
José Uribe, Rodrigo Zamora, and Andrés Rivera (2017) : "High resolution FM-CW radar for internal layers mapping in cold ice" First IEEE International Symposium of Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRSS-CHILE), DOI: 10.1109/GRSS-CHILE.2017.7996001.
Jonathan Oberreuter, Sebastián Pulgar, and Andrés Rivera (2017) : "An integrated bathymetric and seismic profiling system" First IEEE International Symposium of Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRSS-CHILE), DOI: 10.1109/GRSS-CHILE.2017.7996020.
Rodrigo Zamora, José Uribe, Jonathan Oberreuter and Andrés Rivera (2017) : "Ice thickness surveys of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field using a low frequency ice penetrating radar system" First IEEE International Symposium of Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRSS-CHILE), DOI: 10.1109/GRSS-CHILE.2017.7996003.
Jorge HERNÁNDEZ, Pablo PAREDES, Daniela CARRION y Andrés RIVERA (2017) : "Ice elevation changes surveyed with Airborne Laser Scanning Data" First IEEE International Symposium of Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRSS-CHILE), DOI: 10.1109/GRSS-CHILE.2017.7996012.
Sebastián Cisternas, Claudio Bravo, y Andrés Rivera (2017) : "Recent glacier area variations at Cerro O'Higgins (48°30'S, 73°10'W), Southern Patagonian Icefield" First IEEE International Symposium of Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRSS-CHILE), DOI: 10.1109/GRSS-CHILE.2017.7996015.
Bravo, C., Loriaux, T., Rivera, A., and Brock, B. W. (2017) : "Assessing glacier melt contribution to streamflow at Universidad Glacier, central Andes of Chile" Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci, 21, 3249-3266,
C.J. Fogwill; C.S.M. Turney; N.R. Golledge; D. M. Etheridge; M. Rubino; D.P. Thornton; A. Baker; J. Woodward; K. Winter; T.D. van Ommen; A.D. Moy; M.A.J. Curran; S.M. Davies; M.E. Weber; M.I. Bird; N.C. Munksgaard; L. Menviel; C.M. Rootes; B. Ellis; H. Millman; J. Vohra; A. Rivera and A. Cooper (2017) : "Antarctic ice sheet discharge driven by atmosphere-ocean feedbacks at the Last Glacial Termination" Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 39979, DOI:10.1038/srep39979.
Rivera, A; Bravo, C. and G. Boub (2017) : "Climate Change and land ice" In: D. Richardson et al. (eds). The International Encyclopedia of Geography. Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0538.
Stehlik M.; P. Aguirre; S. Girard; P. Jordanova; J. Kiselak; S. Torres; Z. Sadovsky and Rivera A. (2017) : "On ecosystems dynamics" Ecological complexity, 29: 10-29.
Uribe, J.; Zamora, R.; Oberreuter, J. and Rivera, A. (2017) : "Descubrimiento del Lago Subglacial CECs en Antártica occidental" Revista de Glaciares y Ecosistemas de Montaña del INAIGEM, 51-58.
Zamora, R.; M. Gacitúa; D. Carrión; F. Bown & A. Rivera (2016) : "Cambios recientes de Glaciares en el Parque Nacional Torres del Paine" In: 2° Simposio Científico Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, 3-6 de Octubre de 2016, pp. 129-132.
Lannutti, E.; M.G. Lenzano; C. Toth; L. Lenzano & A. Rivera (2016) : "Optical Flow Applied to time-lapse image series to estimate glacier motion in the Southern Patagonia ice field" Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B8.
Rivera, A.; Bown, F.; Napoleoni, F.; C. Muñoz and Vuille, M. (2016) : "Balance de masa glaciar" Ediciones CECs, Valdivia, Chile, 203 pp.
Little, C.; Zambrano, M.; Benitez, S. and Rivera, A. (2016) : "Aguas Continentales" En: Informe país. Estado del medio Ambiente en Chile. Comparación 1999-2015, pp, 115-164.
Jordanova, P.; Fabian, Z.; Hermann, P.; Strelec, L.; Rivera, A.; Girard, S.; Torres, S. and Stehlik, M. (2016) : "Weak properties and robustness of t-Hill estimators" Extremes: Statistical Theory and Applications in Science, Engineering and Economics, 19:591–626 DOI 10.1007/s10687-016-0256-2.
Wilson, R.; Carrión, D. and Rivera, A. (2016) : "Detailed dynamic, geometric and supraglacial moraine data for Glaciar Pio XI, the only surge-type glacier of the Southern Patagonia Icefield" Annals of Glaciology, doi: 10.1017/aog.2016.32.
Gourlet, P.; Rignot, E.; Rivera, A. and Casassa, G. (2016) : "Ice thickness of the northern half of the Patagonia Icefields of South America from high-resolution airborne gravity surveys" Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 241-249, DOI:10.1002/2015GL066728.
Gacitúa, G.; Uribe, J.A.; Wilson, R.; Loriaux, T.; Hernández, J. & Rivera, A. (2015) : "50MHz helicopter-borne radar data for determination of glacier thermal regime in the central Chilean Andes" Annals of Glaciology, 56(70) 2015 doi: 10.3189/2015AoG70A953.
Rivera, A.; Uribe, J.; Zamora, R.; & Oberreuter, J. (2015) : "Subglacial Lake CECs: Discovery and in situ survey of a privileged research site in West Antartica" Geophysical Research Letters, 10.1002/2015GL063390.
Mapping Blue Ice Areas and Crevasses in West Antarctica Using ASTER Images, GPS and Radar.
In: J.S. Kargel, G.J. Leonard, M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab, B. Raup (eds). Global Land Ice Measurements from Space, Springer-Praxis (2014). ISBN: 978-3540798170, chapter 31, 743-757. Rivera A, Cawkwell F, Wendt A, Zamora R
First glacier inventory and recent glacier variation on Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and adjacent islands in Southern Chile.
In: J.S. Kargel, G.J. Leonard, M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab, B. Raup (eds). Global Land Ice Measurements from Space, Springer-Praxis (2014). ISBN: 978-3540798170, chapter 28, 661-674. Bown F, Rivera A, Zenteno P, Bravo C, Cawkwell F
Recent ice dynamic and surface mass balance of Union Glacier in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
The Cryosphere, 8,1445-1456, doi:10.5194/tc-8-1445-2014 (2014). Rivera, A. R. Zamora, Uribe, J., Jaña, R., and J. Oberreuter
Mediciones de espesor de hielo en chile usando radio eco sondaje.
Geoacta 39(1): 108-122, 2014. Oberreuter, J, J. Uribe, R. Zamora, G. Gacitúa & A. Rivera
Recent changes in total ice volume on Volcán Villarrica, Southern Chile.
Natural Hazards, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-014-1306-1 (2014). Rivera, A. R. Zamora, Uribe, J., Wendt, A., Oberreuter, J., Cisternas, S., F. Gimeno and J. Clavero
A low power consumption radar system for measuring ice thickness and snow/firn accumulation in Antarctica.
Annals of Glaciology, 55(67), 39-48 (2014). Uribe, J., R. Zamora, G. Gacitúa, A. Rivera and D. Ulloa
Net accumulation rates derived from ice core stable isotope records of Pío XI glacier, Southern Patagonia Icefield.
The Cryosphere 7, 1635-1644 (2013). Schwikowski, M., M. Schläppi, P. Santibañez, A. Rivera and Casassa G.
Late Pleistocene and early Holocene change in the Weddell Sea: a new climate record from the Patriot Hills, Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica".
Journal of Quaternary Science, 28(7) 697–704 (2013). Turney, C. C. Fogwill, T. Van Ommen, A. Moy, D. Etheridge, M. Rubino, M. Curran and A. Rivera
Continental-scale temperature variability during the last two millennia.
Nature Geoscience, DOI:10.1038/NATGEO1797 (2013). PAGES2K Consortium, including A. Rivera
Satellite-derived volume loss rates and glacier speeds for the Cordillera Darwin Icefield, Chile.
The Cryosphere, 7, 823–839 (2013). Melkonian, A. M. Willis, M. Pritchard, A. Rivera, F. Bown and S. Bernstein
Recent glacier variations on active ice capped volcanoes in the Southern Volcanic Zone (37º 46ºS), Chilean Andes.
Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 45: 345-356 (2013). Rivera, A. and F. Bown (2013)
Bedmap2: improved ice bed, surface and thickness datasets for Antarctica.
The Cryosphere, 7: 375-393 (2013). Fretwell P. and 59 others including A. Rivera
First Glacier Inventory and Recent Changes in Glacier Area in the Monte San Lorenzo Region (47°S), Southern Patagonian Andes, South America.
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 45(1),19-28 (2013). Falaschi, D. C. Bravo , M. Masiokas, R. Villalba and A. Rivera
Recent glacier changes in southern Chile and in the Antarctic Peninsula".
Anales Instituto Patagonia (Chile), 40(1), 39-44 (2012). Rivera, A., F. Bown, A. Wendt & C. Bravo
Distribution of antibiotic resistance genes in glacier environments.
Environmental Microbiology Reports doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12011 (2012). Segawa, T., N. Takeuchi, A. Rivera, A. Yamada, Y. Yoshimura, G. Barcaza, K. Shinbori, H. Motoyama, S. Kohshima, and K. Ushida
A fifty year record of winter glacier melt events in southern Chile, 38º–42ºS.
Environmental Research letters, 7, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/045403 (2012). Brock, B., F. Burger, A. Rivera & A. Montecinos
Ice loss from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, South America, between 2000 and 2012.
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 39, L17501, Doi:10.1029/2012gl053136. Willis, M., A. Melkonian, M. Pritchard and A. Rivera
Glacier responses to recent volcanic activity in Southern Chile.
Environmental Research Letters, 7, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/014036 (2012). Rivera, A., F. Bown, D. Carrión and P. Zenteno
Little Ice Age advance and retreat of Glaciar Jorge Montt, Chilean Patagonia.
Climate of the Past, 8, 403-414 (2012). Rivera, A., M. Koppes, C. Bravo, and J. Aravena
Glaciar Jorge Montt dynamics derived from photos obtained by fixed cameras and satellite image feature tracking.
Annals of Glaciology, 53(60), 147-155 (2012). Rivera, A., J. Corripio, C. Bravo and S. Cisternas
Probe Technology for the Direct Measurement and Sampling of Ellsworth Subglacial Lake.
In: Martin J. Siegert, Mahlon C. Kennicutt II, and Robert A. Bindschadler (Eds.). Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 192, pp. 159-186 (2011). Mowlen, M. M. Tsaloglou, E. Waugh, C. Floquet, K. Saw, L. Fowler, R. Brown, D. Pearce, J. Wyatt, A. Beaton, M. Brito, D. Hodgson, G. Griffiths, M. Bentley, D. Blake, L. Capper, R. Clarke, C. Cockell, H. Corr, W. Harris, C. Hill, R. Hindmarsh, E. King, H. Lamb, B. Maher, K. Makinson, J. Parnell, J. Priscu, A. Rivera, N. Ross, M. Siegert, A. Smith, A. Tait, M. Tranter, J.Wadham, B. Whalley & J. Woodward
Ellsworth Subglacial Lake, West Antarctica: A Review of Its History and Recent Field Campaigns.
In: Martin J. Siegert, Mahlon C. Kennicutt II, and Robert A. Bindschadler (Eds.). Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 192, pp. 221-233 (2011). Ross, N., M. Siegert, A. Rivera, M. Bentley, D. Blake, L. Capper, R. Clarke, C. Cockell, H. Corr, W. Harris, C. Hill, R. Hindmarsh, D. Hodgson, E. King, H. Lamb, B. Maher, K. Makinson, M. Mowlem, J. Parnell, D. Pearce, J. Priscu, A. Smith, A. Tait, M.Tranter, J. Wadham, W. Whalley, & J. Woodward.
In: V. SINGH, P. SINGH & U. HARITASHYA (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Snow Ice and Glaciers. Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 551-554 (2011). Rivera, A., F. Cawkwell, C. Rada & C. Bravo
Book Review.
In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers. Climate change and Andean Society. Hist. Geo Space Sci., 2, 97–98 (2011). Rivera, A.
Holocene stability of the Amundsen-Weddell ice divide, West Antarctica.
Geology, doi:10.1130/G31920.1 (2011). Ross, N., M. Siegert, J. Woodward, A.M. Smith, H.F.J. Corr, M.J. Bentley, R.C.A. Hindmarsh, E.C. King, and A. Rivera
Glaciological investigations on Union Glacier, Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica.
Annals of Glaciology, 51(55), 91-96 (2010). Rivera, A. , R. Zamora, C. Rada, J. Walton & S. Proctor
Recent ice-surface-elevation changes of Fleming Glacier in response to the removal of the Wordie Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula.
Annals of Glaciology, 51(55), 97-102 (2010). Wendt, J., A. Rivera, A. Wendt, F. Bown, R. Zamora, G. Casassa & C. Bravo
Variations in sediment yield over the advance and retreat of a calving glacier, Laguna San Rafael, North Patagonian Icefield.
Quaternary Research, 73, 84-95 (2010). Koppes, M., R. Sylwester, A. Rivera, B. Hallet.
Comparative study of lahars generated by the 1961 and 1971 eruptions of Calbuco and Villarrica volcanoes, Southern Andes of Chile.
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.12.005. Castruccio, A. J. Clavero & A. Rivera.

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