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I completed MSc research at the Simon Fraser University Glaciology Group using sled-mounted radar to map and study the internal temperatures of mountain glaciers in Yukon, Canada.Comparison of thermal structure and evolution between neighboring subarctic glaciers We found the temperature structure to be dominated by processes taking place in the high-elevation accumulation areas of several glaciers, signals of which are retained as the ice flows toward lower elevations. We explored this process further by reproducing it in simple numerical models of glacier flow and heat transfer.Environmental controls on the thermal structure of alpine glaciers

Some of the software that I used during my research continues to be used in the form of irlib, a Python package for reading and processing radar files generated by Blue System Integration ice-penetrating radar.

RV Polarstern off the coast of northern Greenland, September 2016

Next I worked at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where I helped conduct measurements from eastern and northern Greenland to infer ocean circulation within glacial fjords.Water exchange between the continental shelf and the cavity beneath Nioghalvfjerdsbræ (79 North Glacier) I then built a data pipeline to use large quantities of high-resolution optical satellite imagery to estimate melt rates beneath floating glaciers across the northern Greenland coast.Satellite-derived submarine melt rates and mass balance (2011–2015) for Greenland's largest remaining ice tongues

My current research-related activity is documented at 49MAP Research.