I completed Master's degree 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. 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.
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.
I then worked at MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, using oceanographic measurements from northern Greenland to infer the circulation within an ice-covered fjord. I built an automated process to use large quantities of high-resolution optical satellite imagery to infer melt rates beneath floating glaciers across the northern Greenland coast.
Data from a mooring that I helped to deploy can be found at ITM5LIVE.
My current research-related activity is sponsored by 49MAP Research.