Research

Investigating the collapse feature at the terminus of White Glacier, which likely formed in 2010. Photo: L. Copland

The aim of our research is to gauge the sensitivity and long-term stability of polar alpine glaciers by examining the individual roles and interconnectivity of hypsometry, ice dynamics, and thermal structure. At White Glacier, we are trying to understand the role of climate-driven ice dynamics and thermal structure variation within the mass transfer process, and to gauge the overall impact on glacier mass balance and long-term stability.

In the following pages you will find posts about our recent findings, information about the White Glacier mass balance program, our research concerning ice dynamics, and both historic and recent  glacier mapping efforts in the area.

For insight into what our daily life in the field looks like, have a look at our Field Summaries page.