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Associate Professor Derek Mueller

Break-up of Artic ice shelves; Drift and deterioration of icebergs; Ice-ocean interaction

Degrees:B.Sc. Hons (Trent), M.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (Laval)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1984
Email:derek.mueller@carleton.ca
Office:A427 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

2019 – 2020 Courses

  • GEOG 3000/ENST 3900 Honours Field Course
  • GEOG 3003 Quantitative Geography
  • GEOG 3105 Climate and Atmospheric Change
  • GEOM 4009 Applications in Geographic Information Systems

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)

Select publications can be found on Derek’s WIRL website.