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  • Ken Mankoff will begin his PhD. this fall at UCSC and as such does not have a very well defined research topic. He will likely work on projects involving subglacial lakes and grounding lines. He is currently analyzing data from the terminal face of Pine Island Glacier, and oceanographic and sea ice data from the larger Amundsen Sea area.
  • Jeremy Fyke is working on a PhD with the Antarctic Research Centre in Wellington, New Zealand. My project involves coupling an ice sheet model to an Earth System model 'of intermediate complexity' (the University of Victoria Earth System Climate Model) in order to have a go at simulating coupled climate/ice sheet interactions over millennial time scales.
  • Florence Colleoni will defend her Ph.D. in paleoclimate modeling at LGGE (Grenoble, Fr) in early September. She will then start a post-doctorate at the Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici in Bologna (Italy) to couple the CISM Glimmer to the Earth System model composed of the AGCM of NCAR and of the OGCM NEMO. The final aim is to carry out transient paleoclimate simulations to understand and reproduce the interglacial/glacial transition mechanisms. This will be done in collaboration with NCAR. - My entire Ph.D. thesis is available here-
  • Surendra Adhikari is currently in his second year of PhD at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is trying to develop a 3-D higher-order numerical ice-flow model applied to valley glaciers and alpine ice-fields. This HO-model will then be coupled to the traditional SIA-model to simulate the large ice sheets such as Greenland Ice Sheet.
  • Kristin Poinar is a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of Washington who is working on two "learning curve" ice sheet modelling projects. One is writing a thermal model to apply to the Greenland ice sheet, where surface lake drainages make basal thermodynamics interesting; the second is your standard model-perturbations-at-the-terminus study, on Petermann Glacier in NW Greenland.
  • Adam Campbell is entering a PhD program at the University of Washington in Fall 2009. I have just completed a Masters Degree in Geology at Portland State University where I examined the physics of the reaction of Crane Glacier to the disintegration of the Larsen B Ice Shelf using a steady state 2-D flow model with a basal sliding law. I am presently investigating structures on the Kamb Ice Shelf to determine if they were developed by a pinch and swell mechanism. I am also uncomfortable writing about myself in the third person.
  • Patrick Applegate: I am a glacial geomorphologist and geochronologist with a taste for modeling. My Ph. D. work involves the use of geomorphic process modeling to parse out the real meaning of cosmogenic exposure dates from moraines. I am asymptotically approaching the completion of my Ph. D. at Penn State. I'm attending the Summer School because I anticipate taking a new direction for my research in the near future.
  • Matt Hoffman is in his fifth and final (?) year of a PhD at Portland State University. I am developing a spatially-distributed energy balance model for the glaciers of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. The glaciers of the Dry Valleys are near the threshold of melt during summer, such that sublimation and melt are of similar magnitude. I anticipate the Summer School will develop my skills as a modeler and help me think about the relationships between surface mass balance and ice dynamics.