Our research is aimed at reconstructing paleo-ice sheet hydrology and ice dynamics from empirical (geomorphic and sedimentary) evidence in order to further knowledge of paleoenvironmental change during the Quaternary period and provide accurate verification data for numerical ice sheet models, vital for improving models and their predictions of future deglaciation and associated landscape change
We are currently pursuing projects in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. We employ a combination of digital terrain modeling, topographic surveying, remote sensing, sedimentology, shallow geophysical techniques and geochronology in our research. We have also investigated the action of water on Mars through the use of terrestrial analogues.
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The main themes of our recent and ongoing research include:
- Paleo-ice sheet hydrology: structure, operation and evolution of meltwater drainage systems of past ice sheets
- Paleo-ice sheet dynamics: subglacial landsystem genesis and the style of past ice sheet decay
- Paleoenvironmental change: the Quaternary paleoenvironmental record of basin and valley fills
- Planetary geomorphology: the action of water on Mars