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Ice mechanics and the dynamics of ice sheets

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Academic background
Sciences
Host campus
Dunedin
Qualifications
Honours, Master’s, PhD
Department
Geology
Supervisor
Professor Dave Prior

Overview

A variety of projects that can include various mixtures of the following activities:

  • Laboratory ice deformation experiments in Otago, the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) and the University of Tasmania (Hobart)
  • Microstructural analysis of natural and laboratory ices using Cryo- electron backscattered diffraction
  • Acoustic properties of ice
  • Ice seismology to understand glacier and ice sheet dynamics
  • Modelling ice dynamics

There are possibilities for Antarctic fieldwork.

Contact

David Prior
Email   david.prior@otago.ac.nz