Summary Description: To develop a program of research focusing on using existing ice-penetrating radar datasets and physics-based mathematical modelling to understand the past and present flow of ice sheets. Available data include ground-based and airborne ice-penetrating radar data from East Antarctica aimed at understanding the deepest layers. These data have been collected by researchers at Lamont-Doherty, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), and NASA Operation Ice Bridge. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop research ideas aimed at analyzing these data with the aid of mathematical techniques, including modelling of ice flow and radar-wave propagation.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have have completed or be nearing completion of a PhD in Glaciology, Geography, Earth Sciences, Geophysics, Applied Mathematics, Physics or a related discipline.
Preferred Qualifications: Excellent programming and mathematical skills are preferred. Some experience analyzing and interpreting ice-penetrating radar a plus. Evidence of the ability to conduct and publish high quality research highly desired.
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