Hi! I am Maria, a second year Master’s student at the University of Oregon working with Dr. Leif Karlstrom. My research interests are in ice mechanics and glacier hydrology. My current project focuses on the englacial system where we are probing the active geometry of cracks and conduits throughout these systems using fluid resonance.
Why is this work important? The structure of the englacial system controls water transport from the surface to the base of glaciers. Subglacial waters exert important controls on bulk ice velocities which affects how quickly ice is lost. The aim of our work is to take a step towards decoding these englacial structures. For more details on this project check out my Research page, contact me directly, or come visit my poster this December at AGU!