Surface processes affect the world around us every day.  They dictate a safe location for building a structure or help us better understand future sea-level rise. We work on surface processes related to glaciers and coastal environments.

We conduct research aimed at understanding the physics of glacier motion through field observation, laboratory experiments, numerical modeling, and theoretical analysis. Our work sits at the intersection of glaciology and glacial geology. We use a variety of geophysical and geological methods to explore glacial processes in modern glaciers as well as landforms left behind by Pleistocene glaciers. We also work on coastal processes using a range of instruments and new field and modeling techniques to estimate bluff stability and nearshore sediment transport processes.

Wisconsin is a world-class location to study both glacial and coastal processes.

For Fall 2023 I am recruiting a Ph.D. student to help collect and analyze a large passive seismic deployment on Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica (~200 seismometers) as part of the NSF-funded project GHOST.  The person who works on this project doesn’t need to have experience working with seismic data but will require some skills with a computer and math. Please contact Luke Zoet with your transcripts and resume if interested.