Glaciologic and hydrologic processes in the Arctic
- Author(s): Pitcher, Lincoln H
- Advisor(s): Smith, Laurence C
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Land surface temperatures have increased since the end of the 19th C., with warming in the Arctic outpacing the rest of the globe. This “Arctic amplification” has fueled an acceleration in both glaciologic and hydrologic processes. My dissertation seeks to enhance understanding of these processes. To achieve this, I use exhaustive in situ surveys in combination with terrestrial, airborne and spaceborne remote sensing and spatial data science analytical methods. My dissertation is subdivided into three themes, namely: (Theme 1) Greenland Ice Sheet hydrologic processes; (Theme 2) surface water storage, dynamics and transport in heterogeneous Arctic lake-river-wetland-floodplain systems; and (Theme 3) development and application of novel geospatial technologies for measuring surface water systems.