Research Interests: My research interests center around the relationship between the atmosphere and cryosphere. I am concerned with how changes in climate affect glacial mass balance and the physical and chemical properties of snow. I also collect and analyze ice cores from alpine glaciers to learn about the history of temperature and snow accumulation. My current work surrounds an ice core record from Mt. Hunter in the Alaska Range.
Life Interests: Whenever possible I enjoy spending time in the mountains. I like to hike, camp, and climb and I feel much more at home in the woods than I do in town.
Why Dartmouth?: I had the good fortune to have attended Dartmouth as an undergrad. I enjoy the rural setting and I spent a lot of time in the earth science department and knew ahead of time that they are a great bunch of people to work with. When my advisor approached me with the of working with him on an ice core project in the Alaska Range I knew it would be a fantastic opportunity and a perfect fit for my interests.