Ian Lee

Ian is a second year Master’s student specializing in extreme environments sensor engineering and data analysis. Having completed his undergraduate in geophysics at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2016, Ian joined the Glaciology Research Group to both gain field experience and expand his involvement in the glaciological community, having done an internship at the Norwegian Polar Institute in 2015 digitizing ice shelves along the coast of Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. His work at Dartmouth involves the engineering of tilt sensors equipped with 3-axes accelerometer and magnetometer and the development of a full-fledged extreme environments tilt sensor system for deployment on thepolythermal Jarvis Glacier, Alaska in order to obtain the strain measurement ∂u to calculate the velocity field directly downglacier and create deformation regime maps in the vicinity of boreholes drilled primarily along Jarvis’ shear margin. Having completed his first field season on Jarvis in March-May 2017 and having obtained a working dataset from the return field season in July 2017, Ian is interested in utilizing big-data management techniques and analysis to compare the observed local deformation regime of Jarvis to theoretical expectations and develop preliminary insights into calibrating the constitutive flow law for ice for glaciers of differing thermal basal regimes.