Michael Daniel

Graduate Research Assistant

Michael Daniel

Graduate Research Assistant

Interests: My primary interests are in glaciology, mass accumulation on glaciers, and climate change impacts on glaciers. 

Research: My current research project is mapping out snow depths in the Gulf of Alaska to better understand glacier mass balance in this region. This is done using CReSIS (Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets) snow radar soundings that were flown in 2018 and 2021 as part of NASA's Operation IceBridge and converting two-way travel time to a physical snow depth. Addition work is being done to compare this snow radar date to satellite and re-analysis products.

Field Experience: I have done field work on Galena Creek Rock Glacier, Wyoming as part of the TAPIR lab. I mainly focused on ground penetrating radar during this field work, through I also helped with passive seismic and photogrammetry data collection. 

Medical Experience: I currently hold NrEMR and WFR medical certifications. 

NrEMR: Emergency Medical Responder; certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

WFR: Wilderness First Responder; certification through the National Outdoor Leadership School, Wilderness Medicine 

Degrees

  • B.A. Physics-Astronomy, Whitman College, 2020
Current
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Preparing to collect more GPR data, Galena Creek Rock Glacier