I hope to accept a new graduate student in the area of snow remote sensing to start in Fall 2021. Please see the information below and contact me with your interests.
Applying to the graduate program in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lehigh EES welcomes your application. Please see the department website for instructions on applying to the graduate program. We have a supportive and exciting department and strive to financially and intellectually support all students in the program. I work with my students to secure outside funding for your research project. Note that the department has recently voted not to require or use the GRE in admissions decisions. www.ees.lehigh.edu/content/overview-ees-graduate-program
My Research Interests
My research interests are focused on using field and remote sensing observations to understand modern and past changes in the cryosphere. I work extensively with passive and active microwave sensors, and recently have also worked with visible and thermal images from drones, airborne multi-sensor data, and LiDAR sensors.
Current / Recent Projects: Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and passive microwave analysis of glacier and snow melt characteristics and timing using a new dataset "Calibrated Enhanced-resolution Brightness Temperatures". We are developing new approaches to using microwave data to analyze glacier and snow melt dynamics.
Drone imaging of deer habitat and behavior, focusing on the leucistic deer population at Seneca White Deer, Inc. (on the former Seneca Army Depot property in Romulus, NY).
LiDAR and Hyperspectral imaging of vegetation characteristics / floristics on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, using the Goddard LiDAR Hyperspectral and Thermal airborne system.
Air quality and health impacts, especially during the Covid-19 shutdown