latest news


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!


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!


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.


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

Bob Hawley

    Glaciology & Remote Sensing
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Bob Hawley started working as a glaciologist in 1995, as an undergraduate at the University of Washington, through the National Science Foundation 'Research Experience for Undergraduates' (REU) Program. Following the completion of his BS degree he continued in glaciological research by participating in the inaugural winter-over at Summit camp, Greenland, during the 1997-1998 boreal winter. He earned a Ph. D. in geophysics from the University of Washington in 2005. Following his PhD, he spent 3 years in Cambridge, England, as a post-doc at the Scott Polar Research Institute, studying radar altimetry. Since 2008 he has taught, mentored, and researched at Dartmouth College, as an Assistant and now Associate Professor. His research interests include: the physics of firn densification, mass balance of large ice sheets, interpretation of ice core records, and remote sensing. He has worked primarily in East and West Antarctica and Greenland.

Office: 122 Fairchild
Phone: 603-646-1425
E-mail: robert.hawley(at)
Field Blog: Bob's Adventures in Cold Climes