Academic Year 2023-2024
Institution University of Aberdeen


School: School of Geosciences

Project: Ice on Fire: exploring the relationship between glaciers and volcanoes

Supervisors: Matteo Spagnolo, Donal Mullen, Brice Rea, Iestyn Barr & Társilo Girona

Undergraduate Education: BSc Geophysics, University of Iceland

Postgraduate Education: MSc Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Research: Heat from volcanoes can affect overlaying glaciers by altering their mass balance and dynamics. We aim to use remote sensing to analyse changes in glacier geometry and velocity, as heat output from volcanoes shift, e.g., prior to eruptions. Observations of such changes may assist monitoring efforts of ice-capped volcanoes where remoteness and/or glacier cover hinder traditional surveys of volcanic activity.