Local Fjords

Leveraging Local Knowledge to Measure Greenland Fjords





Science Plan

Alison Glacier

Field Locations

From the Field

Education & Outreach

Project Personnel

Polar Geophysics Group

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory



Project Personnel

Robin Bell is a geophysicist who uses remote sensing tools to study parts of the world that are invisible without these instruments. Using light and sound to penetrate ice and water geophysicists can image through what lies below these landscapes. Early in her science career Robin worked on adapting technology being used in the oceans into airborne applications. Robin has coordinated eight major Antarctic aero-geophysical expeditions, the most recent during the Fourth International Polar Year to the interior of East Antarctica on the AGAP project, mapping the subglacial Gamburtsev Mountains and is currently lead on the IcePod project developing an integrated ice imaging system for LC-130s.
Dave Porter

Dave Porter studied atmospheric and oceanographic sciences and is interested in the interactions between Earth system components in the polar regions. His current research is focused on ice-ocean interaction in Greenland looking at glacier 'pairs' and what is causing them to behave differently. Are warming ocean waters responsible for the increase in mass loss of marine-terminating glaciers worldwide?



Kirsty Tinto hails from Northern Ireland and studied geosciences in the UK and New Zealand where she explored a range of fieldwork on land, sea and ice with a focus on paleomagnetism. With an interest in the potential fields she has done geophysics work including gravity surveys on the Southern McMurdo Ice Shelf and the sea ice in McMurdo sound, as well as across the Alpine Fault and a variety of farmer’s paddocks in New Zealand! She has worked on the NASA IceBridge project and the IcePod project doing airborne fieldwork in both Greenland and Antarctica.
Margie Turrin is education coordinator for the polar research group. She is involved in developing concept and data based geoscience activities for K12 to undergraduate students to teachers and the general public. She also runs field based learning experiences for students and teachers connecting science and its concepts to real world application. She has worked in Greenland and Antarctica as part of the NASA IceBridge project and the IcePod project and has a webpage of created polar education resources.







This project is funded through LDEO Climate Center with additional funding from NASA Interdisciplinary Program & logistical support from NSF. | contact us | web master


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