Gordon Oswald

Address: 68 Back Shore Road, Castine, ME 04421


I am a research professor interested in the analysis of radar survey data to determine basal conditions of ice sheets.

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With a background in radar surveys of ice sheets and their beds, sea ice, and temperate glacier ice, and after 30 years of radar work in private industry, I joined the Institute to apply new methods of analysis and extract greater detail from polar radar sensors. My research interest is in interface features of ice sheets, as they relate to stability and change. The presence, extent and flow of subglacial water provide my present focus, with associated study of internal layering and deep ice flow, deformation and erosion.