Ph.D. candidate (since January 2015)
University of Calgary
Supervisors: Shawn Marshall, Masaki Hayashi, Brian Moorman
Research topic: Glaciology
Brief outline of the research project: Meltwater retention, refreezing, and drainage mechanism in the Greenland ice sheet percolation zone and the effects of meltwater on the isotope stratigraphy in supraglacial snow and firn.
Progress update: We hypothesized that much of delay in the glacier runoff is due to overnight refreezing of the meltwater that is pounded on the pore space of the seasonal snowpack. We used TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer) to study the diurnal cycle of melt and refreezing in the spring-summer of 2015 in the Haig glacier, Canadian Rockies. We are using the similar method to study the meltwater retention in the Greenland Ice Sheet percolation zone (Firn cover project 2016) and the effects of meltwater on the isotope stratigraphy in supraglacial snow and firn.
Arctrain related publications and conferences: Participation to AGU 2016 and the ArcTrain summer school in the Torngat mountains