Katherine Robinson

M.Sc. Candidate

Areas of interest

Improving glacier mass-balance model fidelity using site-specific constraints.

This research will focus on the Kaskawulsh Glacier, a large land-terminating glacier which represents nearly 9% of all ice by volume in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The Kaskawulsh Glacier exerts a strong influence on local hydrological systems and is highly indicative of regional glacier changes due to its position in the St. Elias Mountains. In order to better represent the mass balance of the glacier, this study will focus on making improvements to modelled accumulation and ablation rates, towards the overall goal of estimating the contribution of glacial runoff from the Kaskawulsh glacier to the catchment’s total water budget.