In my research I focus on the determination of basal and physical ice properties using seismics and radar. I'm currently a postdoc at the Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø. Here I work with Kenny Matsuoka and Jack Kohler within the FIRNATEK project. We use radar data from the Recovery Region, Antarctica to better understand the constraints of ice flow in this region.
Beforehand I worked at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego within the DRRISWIV project. In the project we investigated the impact and influence of ocean waves on ice shelves, especially that of infragravity waves and ocean swell. To do so we analyzed data of a seismometer array from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
During my PhD I analyzed active-source seismic data to determine the anisotropy of the ice fabric that is caused by a preferred orientation of ice crystals. I did my PhD at the Alfred Wegener Institute within the LIMPICS group of Olaf Eisen in cooperation with the Applied Geophysics Group of Thomas Bohlen at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The work included several expeditions to the Neumayer III and Kohnen station (Antarctica) and to Colle Gnifetti (Swiss Alps).