Ph.D Candidate (Submitted)
University of California, Santa Cruz
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
I study ice sheet hydrology and ice-proximal oceanography using a combination of observational fieldwork, low-cost robotic vehicles, remote sensing and novel sensors and algorithms.
My research spans the path of a drop of water from when it melts on the surface (or at the base) of the ice sheet, flows through and under the ice sheet, leaves the system exhausted into a Greenland fjord or under an Antarctic ice shelf, and downstream modifies fjord properties and coastal seas. This freshwater flux is increasing in the warming climate, and changing oceanic and ice conditions. Through my work I try to provide insight on the the processes occuring throughout this oceanic and hydrologic system.