Grad Students

Sarah Cooley



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My primary research interests involve glaciology, glacial hydrology, and the broader Arctic hydrologic system. Broadly, I aim to use remote sensing techniques to study the surface hydrology of the Greenland ice sheet as part of efforts to improve the understanding of Greenland's contribution to sea level rise.


Subfields: Arctic hydrology, glaciology, remote sensing, the cryosphere, hydroclimatology, global climate change

Fields of Study

Arctic hydrology, glaciology, remote sensing, the cryosphere, hydroclimatology, global climate change 

Advisors

Laurence C. Smith

Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2015-2020)

Gates Cambridge Scholarship (2015-2016)

Op White Award for the Outstanding Senior in Geological Sciences (2015)

Morehead-Cain Scholarship (2011-2015)

Phi Beta Kappa (2014)

Research

My primary research interests involve glaciology, glacial hydrology, and the broader Arctic hydrologic system. Broadly, I aim to use remote sensing techniques to study the surface hydrology of the Greenland ice sheet as part of efforts to improve the understanding of Greenland's contribution to sea level rise. 

Degrees

MPhil with Distinction, Polar Studies, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge (2016)

BS with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction, Geological Sciences - Geophysics, Math Minor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015)

Publications

Cooley, S.W. and T.M. Pavelsky (2016), Spatial and temporal patterns in Arctic river ice breakup revealed by automated ice detection using MODIS imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment 175, 310-322.