My work is focused on regional to global scale methods, analyses and products that improve our understanding of Earth’s glaciers. I am developing Debris Cover Tools, a suite of open-source, automated tools that provide glaciologists with an accessible and easy to implement approach to account for rock debris on glaciers. While my end focus is on large scale processes, there is a lot of very small scale work behind it, down to individual glaciers and individual rock clasts within a debris cover. This work is centered around the Alaska Range at locations that have been nearly, or entirely untouched by previous glaciologists. Specifically, I started a field program on Canwell Glacier as an undergraduate in 2011 and have been collecting new and repeat data there on a near-annual basis. While a lot of research on debris cover has been conducted on select glaciers in the European Alps and Himalayas, nearly none have been studied in Alaska. Because of this, I have focused my small scale and regional work in the Alaska Range while completing my PhD in Europe. I hope to establish a process understanding that holds between Alaska, the Himalaya, Europe and the rest of Earth’s glaciers.
PhD in Glaciology, 2019
BSc in Geology, 2014
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Publicly available datasets: a refined and consistent version of the RGI and a global debris cover map
Half hobby, half research interest: visiting supraglacial landslides in the Alaska Range
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I wrote a short commentary in the February 2020 edition of Trail Runner Magazine on the tangible evidence of a changing climate someone running in an alpine setting will encounter.
For the past 1.5 years I have been coaching runners online, from beginners to contenders in international trail races. My full access coaching (meaning we touch base every day) is centered around enjoying the process of running while building a sustainable volume of kilometers/miles per week that accumulate into shockingly high numbers over months and years. I coach runners in Alaska, New York, England and Switzerland. Send me an email if you’d like to know more!