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05.28.2016

Greentracs 2017 is underway! Bob, Gabe, and Karina have joined colleagues from Boise State University on an 8-week snowmobile traverse in the Western percolation zone of Greenland! Check out new posts on the GreenTrACS blog!

03.22.2017

Ian Lee and David CS are deploying to Jarvis Glacier, Alaska, to deploy tilt sensors and run optical televiewer logs in boreholes drilled along the shear margin of the glacier!

11.28.2016

David CS is on his way to the Antarctic for the third time! He'll be deploying as part of the South Pole ICE core (SPICE) project this season.

06.20.2016

Erich Osterberg, Gabe Lewis, and Thomas Overly have returned from Greenland and a highly successful first year of the GreenTRaCs traverse! See the full story on Gabe's blog!

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Last updated 06.13.2016

Thomas Overly

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Thomas completed a masters in Geography from the University of Kansas (2010), where he used near-surface radar data to derive accumulation rates near Summit, Greenland. During his masters, he earned a Fulbright Grant to Denmark, hosted by the University of Copenhagen's Centre for Ice and Climate. Various research projects in Greenland have taken him to Upernavik Glacier, Jakobshavn Glacier, Summit Station, NEEM Deep Ice Core, and multiple settlements along the west and east coasts of Greenland. Prior to his arctic interests, Thomas completed a B.S. in Geography from Northern Arizona University (2004)

Office: 218 Fairchild
Phone: 603-646-1273
E-mail: thomas.b.overly(at)dartmouth.edu

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Alexandra Giese

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Ali is a first-year PhD student in the Glaciology Research Group. After conducting undergraduate and post-grad work on past climate and mountain glacier fluctuations, Ali was interested in learning about effective science communication, policy development, and business initiatives surrounding climate change. She hopes to draw from and build on her experiences with environmental NGOs as a fellow in Dartmouth's IGERT program on Polar Environmental Change. Ali is generally interested in glacier modeling, ice sheet stability, and the sociopolitical implications of melting ice and rising seas; she will be working with Bob as part of an international team investigating the deglaciation history of the Ross Sea embayment, which will help contextualize current and future responses of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to climate change.



Office: 218 Fairchild
Phone: 603-646-2785
E-mail: alexandra.l.giese.gr(at)dartmouth.edu

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Ian Lee

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Ian is a second year Master's student specializing in extreme environments sensor engineering and data analysis. Having completed his undergraduate in geophysics at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2016, Ian joined the Glaciology Research Group to both gain field experience and expand his involvement in the glaciological community, having done an internship at the Norwegian Polar Institute in 2015 digitizing ice shelves along the coast of Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. His work at Dartmouth involves the engineering of tilt sensors equipped with 3-axes accelerometer and magnetometer and the development of a full-fledged extreme environments tilt sensor system for deployment on the polythermal Jarvis Glacier, Alaska in order to obtain the strain measurement du/dz to calculate the velocity field directly downglacier and create deformation regime maps in the vicinity of boreholes drilled primarily along Jarvis' shear margin. Having completed his first field season on Jarvis in March-May 2017 and having obtained a working dataset from the return field season in July 2017, Ian is interested in utilizing big-data management techniques and analysis to compare the observed local deformation regime of Jarvis to theoretical expectations and develop preliminary insights into calibrating the constitutive flow law for ice for glaciers of differing thermal basal regimes.



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E-mail: ian.r.lee.gr(at)dartmouth.edu

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