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Radar monitoring of snow in Scotland…during a pandemic!?

In March 2021, myself and colleagues from the universities of St Andrews and Aberdeen undertook fieldwork in the Scottish Highlands to map snow-covered terrain using a new, ground-based millimetre-wave radar. We collaborated with the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) to assess the capabilities of this new instrument in evaluating snow-associated hazards such as avalanches. This … Continue reading Radar monitoring of snow in Scotland…during a pandemic!?

My Views on the ‘EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online’ Virtual Conference

In May 2020, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly was held as a massive online virtual conference in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new format would serve as a large scale experiment to understand the pro's and con's of virtual conferencing, potentially changing the nature of academic conferences forever. In this blog post, … Continue reading My Views on the ‘EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online’ Virtual Conference

My First Visit to the Arctic!

In January 2020 I was given the opportunity to attend a conference in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago famed for housing more polar bears than humans. I was attending this conference to discuss my research project that was recently funded by the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) and to meet people from across the … Continue reading My First Visit to the Arctic!