I use geophysical methods (e.g. ground-penetrating radar and galvanic resistivity), numerical and analog modeling, and airborne and satellite remote sensing, to study the changing cryosphere and near-surface geology of Earth. For example, I use geophysics and remote sensing to study dynamical processes, thermal properties, and the internal structure of glaciers. I use similar techniques to estimate the depth, extent, and changes in permafrost relative to climate change or other influences (e.g. vegetation cover, topography). I am also interested in applying geophysical methods to studying the existence and origin of sedimentary and glacial deposits as well mapping surficial and bedrock structures. In addition to my position at the University of Maine, I am the Director of Academics & Research for the longest operating Polar research and education program in North America, the Juneau Icefield Research Program. My research sites include Alaska, Antarctica, Canada, Patagonia, the Pacific Northwest, and New England.
Find my complete cv here.
View my personal webpage and blog posts here.
Learn more about the Juneau Icefield Research Program here.
Some reports on Antarctica and Alaska:
PBS Newshour – Doomsday Glacier, Antarctica
PBS Newshour – Alaska Glaciers 1
PBS Newshour – Alaska Glaciers 2
PolarTREC – Denali Ice Core Project