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Derek Mueller

Associate Professor

Degrees:B.Sc. Hons (Trent), M.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (Laval)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1984
Email:derek.mueller@carleton.ca
Office:A329 Loeb
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Biography

My research examines indicators and impacts of climate change in the cryosphere as well as the consequences of a warming climate (both atmospheric and oceanic) on cryospheric systems. Current interests include environmental change detection of Arctic ice shelves, sea ice and lake ice using microwave and optical remote sensing. I also study the drift and deterioration of large icebergs, known as ice islands, which are considered a hazard to navigation and offshore infrastructure.

Research Interests

  • Arctic ice shelves
  • Epishelf lakes
  • Ice islands and icebergs
  • Indicators and impacts of climate change in the cryosphere
  • Remote sensing of ice and cryospheric change

2018 – 2019 Courses

  • GEOG 3000/ENST 3900 Honours Field Course
  • GEOG 2006 Introduction to Quantitative Research
  • GEOG 3105 Climate and Atmospheric Change
  • GEOG 5002 Quantitative Analysis for Geographical Research

Recent Publications

Hamilton, A.K., Laval, B.E., Mueller, D.R., Vincent, W.F., and Copland, L. (2017) Dynamic response of an Arctic epishelf lake to seasonal and long-term forcing: Implications for ice shelf thickness, The Cryosphere, 11, 2189-2211, doi:10.5194/tc-11-2189-2017

Copland, L. and Mueller, D. (eds) (2017) Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands. Springer, Dordrecht, doi:10.1007/978-94-024-1101-0

Mueller, D,. Copland, L. and Jeffries, M.O. (2017) Changes in Canadian Arctic ice shelf extent since 1906. In: Copland L, Mueller D (eds) Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands. Springer, Dordrecht, pp 109–148, doi:10.1007/978-94-024-1101-0_5

Mueller, D,. Copland, L. and Jeffries, M.O. (2017) Northern Ellesmere Island ice shelf and ice tongue extents, v. 1.0 (1906-2015). Nordicana D28, doi:10.5885/45455XD-24C73A8A736446CC

Jungblut, A.D., Mueller, D., and Vincent, W.F. (2017) Arctic ice shelf ecosystems. In: Copland L, Mueller D (eds) Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands. Springer, Dordrecht, pp 227–260, doi:10.1007/978-94-024-1101-0_9

Copland, L., Mortimer, C., White, A., Richer McCallum, M. and Mueller, D. (2017) Factors contributing to recent Arctic ice shelf losses. In: Copland L, Mueller D (eds) Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands. Springer, Dordrecht, pp 263–285, doi:10.1007/978-94-024-1101-0_10

Crawford, A.J., Mueller, D.R., Humphreys, E.R., Carrieres, T. and Tran, H. (2015) Surface ablation model evaluation on a drifting ice island in the Canadian Arctic, Cold Regions Science and Technology. 110, 170-182, doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.11.011.

Paquette, M., Fortier, D., Mueller, D.R., Sarrazin, D., and Vincent, W.F. (2015) Rapid disappearance of perennial ice cover on Canada’s northernmost lake. Geophysical Research Letters. 42:5, 1433-1440, doi:10.1002/2014GL062960.

White, A., Copland, L., Mueller, D.R. and Van Wychen, W. (2015) Assessment of historical changes (1959-2012) and the causes of recent break ups of the Petersen Ice Shelf, Nunavut, Canada. Annals of Glaciology, 56:69, 65-76.  doi:10.3189/2015AoG69A687.

White, A., Mueller, D.R. and Copland, L. (2015) Reconstructing hydrographic change in Petersen Bay, Ellesmere Island, inferred from SAR imagery. Remote Sensing Environment. 165, 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.04.017.

Memberships

  • ArcticNet
  • Arctic Institute of North America
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Canadian Geophysical Union
  • Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  • International Glaciological Society

Fellowships

  • 2009 NSERC Visiting Fellow (Canadian Ice Service)
  • 2008 Roberta Bondar Fellow in Northern and Polar Studies (Trent University)
  • 2006-7 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks)