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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

Courses 2017/2018

  • GEOG 3000/ENST 3900
  • GEOG 5002
  • GEOG 3105
  • GEOG 2006/ENST 2006

Work in progress

Copland, L and Mueller, D. (eds.) Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands, Springer-Verlag. In preparation.

Recent Publications

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)