Office: CHCB 338
Current Office Hours
Tuesday: 12:30 - 2:30
I am from Carbondale Colorado. I became interested in geology during a Grand Canyon river trip the summer after I graduated high school. I proceeded to get a degree in environmental geology from Fort Lewis College. I have spent the last seven summers as a raft guide in Arizona on the Grand Canyon and in Idaho on the Snake and Salmon rivers. I came to University of Montana to get a master’s degree and delve into the study of glaciology which I have been interested in for years.
Advisor: Joel Harper, http://www.cas.umt.edu/geosciences/faculty/harper/
Fort Lewis College, Durango Co.
Class of '11
Geology 102: sections 2 and 7
Computer Programing for Scientists and Engineers
Topics in Cryosphere
Intro to Academic Research
Field of Study
In an idealized ice sheet, the mechanisms of ice flow from the central divide toward the margins are understood and well represented in numerical models. However, irregular bed topography influences the flow field in ways that are poorly documented, with apparent contradictions between the few observations that exist. In particular, how ice flows into bedrock troughs that are 100-1000+ m deep near the margins of an ice sheet is unclear. Recently collected airborne ice penetrating radar data and state-of-the art ice sheet models will enable new insight into the complex flow field near deep bedrock troughs.
To accomplish this I plan to use ice penetrating radar data from NASAs IceBridge project. This data can be processed into internal ice images. I will use these images along with some collected from ground based radar to model internal ice flow in relation to bedrock troughs.
Perry, Edmund A., Gianniny, Gary, Miskell-Gerhardt, Kim, Growth Faulting Within the Pennsylvanian Hermosa Group, Coal Bank Pass – Molas Pass, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 4, p. 86