United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Emilie Sinkler

PhD Student
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Research Interests
Emilie Sinkler is a glaciologist researching ice flow, which is a key component of ice sheet models that help us understand the past a future climate of Earth. Her work relies on field studies using an acoustic televiewer, a borehole logging tool that records the shape and size of holes left by ice cores. Using these measurements, she calculates the flow within an ice sheet at these sites. Taking these values and comparing them with measurements of ice properties collected by other researchers, helps her determine the relationship between ice flow and properties like ice crystal size and orientation (its "fabric") and impurities.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
McMurdo Station
Field camp - fixed wing access
Research Keywords
glaciology, ice deformation, ice cores, borehole logging
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Glaciology
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Geosciences Group