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Kristin Schild

Research Assistant Professor

Kristin Schild

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1272 University of Oregon
Department of Earth Sciences 
Eugene, OR  97403


As a physical glaciologist, I can generally be found either deploying and servicing instruments on glaciers or analyzing field data and remote sensing imagery, both with the goal of understanding the environmental controls of ice sheet stability. I am particularly interested in the interaction of glaciers and the ocean, and have recently focused on glacier hydrology, and how the increase in meltwater (from glacier melt and precipitation) influences glacier velocity, glacier terminus stability, and fjord circulation. My research oftentimes necessitates using an interdisciplinary approach, including physics, math, remote sensing, oceanography, and earth sciences, as well as developing new methods for data processing and analysis. My current research is focused on characterizing iceberg geometry and quantifying iceberg melt rates using high-resolution in situ measurements in Greenland. I have also worked on projects in Antarctica, Alaska and Svalbard.



  • Schild, K.M., R.L. Hawley, J.W. Chipman, and D.I. Benn (2017), Quantifying suspended sediment concentration in subglacial sediment plumes at two Svalbard tidewater glaciers using Landsat-8 and in situ measurements. Int. J. Remote Sens. doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1365388.

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  • Schild, K.M., R.L. Hawley and B.F. Morriss, (2016), Subglacial Hydrology at Rink Isbræ, West Greenland, inferred from sediment plume emergence. Ann. Glaciol., 57(72). doi: 10.1017/aog.2016.1.

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  • Schild, K.M. and G.S. Hamilton (2013), Seasonal variations of outlet glacier terminus positions in Greenland. J. Glaciol., 59(216), 759-770. doi:10.3189/2013JoG12J238.

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PhD Dartmouth College 2017

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