My Research Projects

Persistent katabatic winds influence surface mass balance of East Antarctica ---a NASA sponsored project:

Wind-scour zones cover 7-8% of the surface area of Antarctica where persistent near-surface katabatic winds erode and sublimate the ice. The major goals of this project is to understand the physics of this process and to constrain the surface mass balance. I am the lead PI of this project.

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Using ISSM Model and airborne radar to constrain the Holocene history of accumulation rates---a NASA Project

I am the Institutional PI on this project. Stay tuned for this project is just starting.

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ROSSETTA-ICE: Aerogeophysical mapping of the Ross Ice Shelf for an integrated study of the stability of the Ross Ice Shelf 

an NSF Project

My role as a Co-PI on this multi-organization project includes quantifying the mass balance and understanding the structure and stability of the Ross Ice Shelf using airborne shallow and deep ice radar and laser altimetry. I am working on unique ways of deriving basal reflectivity from the ice penetrating radar. 

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Search for the oldest ice and modeling processes that influence the preservation of basal ice in East Antarctica--- a NASA project

My role as a co-PI include modeling how wind-scour zones impact the ice structure when buried deep. The wind-scour zones create thick unconformal layers that have large density variations. Basal ice in East Antarctica is highly deformed. Are these dense layers a cause? Stay tuned for this project is just starting!