Amber Whelsky

  • JSEP Graduate Fellow

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Engineering

Amber is a PhD candidate at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Her research is focused on polar studies under Dr. Mary Albert with a particular interest in firn, which is old snow that lies between more recently fallen snow and the glacial ice sheets. Through modeling techniques, Amber seeks to understand how air transcends from the atmosphere, down through the firn, eventually getting trapped in bubbles inside of the glacial ice. Understanding the age of the air inside of these bubbles is crucial to accurately reconstructing paleoclimate. This also gives us insight on the magnitude of anthropogenic influences on our current climate.


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B.S., Binghamton University