We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow (1 year term, starting in September 2016) to develop and test an ice island deterioration model. Ice islands are extensive (up to several km long) tabular icebergs that break-off of ice shelves and floating ice tongues in the High Arctic. Over the last decade, ~1000 square km of ice [...]
First automatic ice thickness measurements from an ice island thanks to Anna Crawford and Laurent Mingo
WIRL member Anna Crawford installed an ice penetrating radar and small meteorological station on PII-A-1-f, a 14 km2 ice island which was grounded 35 km southeast of Qikiqtarjuaq, NU. The field work was completed on 20 October 2015 and daily ice thickness, surface melt and temperature conditions are transmitted daily for remote data collection and [...]
Congratulations to Gregory Lewis-Paley on successfully defending his MSc thesis: Ice island variability in polarimetric synthetic aperture radar: An exploratory analysis to improve detection and ice classification
PhD student and WIRL member Anna Crawford is a co-author on an article recently published in Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans (2015), entitled “Wind-driven upwelling around grounded tabular icebergs”. Anna visited the article’s field subject, ‘Petermann Ice Island-B’, in 2011 and 2012. […]
Our ice island research was profiled in the May 2015 Sustaining Arctic Observing Network (SAON) Results Bulletin. This circular, managed by APECS Canada and the Canadian Polar Commission, provides updates to the Arctic research community and decision-makers on policy-relevant science, monitoring and assessment activities in the Canadian Arctic. […]
Stan Paterson Award in Glaciology The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies is proud to congratulate graduate student Jill Rajewicz on receipt of the 2015 Stan Paterson Award in Glaciology awarded by the Canadian Geophysical Union. The Stan Paterson Scholarship in Canadian Glaciology honours Dr. Stan Paterson, a preeminent Canadian Glaciologist who has worked extensively on glaciers in [...]
Congratulations to Adam Garbo on being awarded an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award for his work this summer on the Milne Glacier, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut!