My primary interests are glacial geology, ice core chemistry, and climate dynamics. I am currently involved with a project in the Allan Hills Blue Ice Area of Antarctica, where we hope to collect some of the oldest ice on Earth! We are funded by the NSF Office of Polar Programs through grant ANT 0838843. My previous research experience includes studying the physical properties of the U.S. ITASE ice cores using scanning electron microscopy and associated equipment (ANT 0538494). I have also been involved in paleoclimate reconstructions using polar marine diatoms from the Larsen Embayment on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Geochemical analysis of our 225 m core and several sites along the flowline is complete. It is shaping up to tell a very nice story and I am excited to share it!
Our time-scale manuscript was submitted to Quaternary Research at the end of December and is currently with reviewers.