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 students in the program. I work with my students to secure outside funding for your research project. www.ees.lehigh.edu/content/overview-ees-graduate-program
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: Passive microwave analysis of snow melt characteristics and timing using a new dataset "Calibrated Enhanced-resolution Brightness Temperatures". We are developing new approaches to using passive microwave data to analyze glacier and snow melt dynamics.
Drone imaging of deer habitat and behavior, focusing on the leucisstic 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.