PhD student, Cryospheric Remote Sensing, Durham University
I am a PhD researcher in the Department of Geography at Durham University. My research looks at supraglacial lakes on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. Using satellites such as Sentinel 2 and Landsat 8, I measure how these lakes change over time, for example in extent and volume. Using remote sensing to improve our knowledge of how surface meltwater may influence ice dynamics in Antarctica helps us to understand how it is responding to our warming climate.
Remote sensing | supraglacial lakes | ice sheet surface hydrology | melting on ice sheets and ice shelves | glacier and ice sheet dynamics
Apr 23, 2022 08:09 am UTC| Nature
During the Antarctic summer, air temperatures get warm enough to melt snow and ice on the surface of the great ice sheets that make up around 99% of Antarctica. This melted water collects to form thousands of lakes around...