I started the PhD program at Carleton University in the fall of 2013 and am excited to be pursuing research on ice islands of the Canadian Arctic - most specifically those originating from the floating glacial tongue of the Petermann Glacier in northwestern Greenland. I first conducted ice island field work from the CCGS Amundsen with ArcticNet's Annual Science Cruise during the fall of 2011 as part of my MSc degree and have continued this work on an annual basis. This in-situ data is sparse due to the logistical difficulties inherent in accessing ice islands. I am interested in the processes of ice island drift and deterioration and my research combines empirical, modeling and remote-sensing methods of analysis.
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