Tristan Amaral defends M.S. thesis

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UI Glacier Dynamics lab member Tristan Amaral recently gave an excellent summary of his master’s thesis research, “Validation of iceberg calving models on Greenland outlet glaciers.” During his presentation, Tristan discussed the challenges of identifying a universal calving law, appropriate for the diversity of tidewater glaciers in Greenland, his strategy for assessing these calving laws, and the relative accuracy and reliability of different calving laws.

Following his graduation, Tristan is working on completing the final revisions to his paper, to be submitted for peer review this summer at the Journal of Geophysical Research. In a month, he’ll be headed up to Alaska to work at Denali National Park for the summer, as an intern through the GSA Geoscientists in the Parks program.