Category Archives: my research

Findings from research that I have been actively involved in

Sub-debris melt model intercomparison

I’m doing the modelling for my part of the sub-debris melt model intercomparison task of the IACS Working Group on Debris Covered Glaciers. I just wanted to give a shout out to all the participants who have controbuted data to … Continue reading

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Turbulence measurements over debris-covered ice

I’m writing up a paper on some eddy covariance measurements I made a few years ago. It took a long time to get to the point of writing this study up, because initially I was a bit disappointed with the … Continue reading

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Snowline tells a story on Suldenferner?

This is less of a blog post and more of a “look at this photo” post. I’m finally sorting through the ton of data collected from Suldenferner this summer and I thought its worth showing this photo taken from the … Continue reading

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HEFEX/HINTERACT summer of fieldwork

Whatever we call the field campaign we carried out at Hintereisferner this summer it was a cracker! We pulled together a team of specialists to combine: large scale terrestrial laser scans of Hintereisferner surface to see how the glacier is surface … Continue reading

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IACS working group on debris covered glaciers

A couple of years ago I spoke with Dr Joe Shea about the possibility and timeliness of setting up a collaborative working group of researchers working on debris covered glaciers, under the auspices of the IACS. A proposal was duly … Continue reading

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Old photos of Tirolean glaciers

Recently on a scorching summer day I retreated into the cool and dark of the Austrian Alpenverein (ÖAV) photo archive, with my colleagues Dr Christoph Klug and Dr Jordan Mertes looking for old photos of glaciers for a repeat photo project. … Continue reading

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Dye tracing at Suldenferner

This summer we are interested in seeing how the glacier hydrology at Suldenferner connects to the sediment fluxes in the meltwater river exiting the glacier. Does meltwater discharge rate change over the summer? Does the changing discharge affect the sediment … Continue reading

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Glacier surface debris in Patagonia – Glaciar Leones landslide

My colleague Emily Collier was doing fieldwork in Patagonia in 2017 and she sent me these lovely images of debris on some glaciers on the east side of the Northern Patagonian Icefield. I think these glaciers are (from top to … Continue reading

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Suldenferner meltwater stream changes

I have an automatic camera overlooking the terminus of Suldenferner glacier, where we are now studying the meltwater fluxes and their relation to sediment fluxes in the context of the GLORI project with the Free University of Bozen. Here is … Continue reading

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Bitten by python

I’m learning to write code for my data analysis and numerical modelling work in Python. I quite like learning how to make tidy code and developing an understanding for the tricks of a specific language, but at the same time … Continue reading

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