Mikaila Mannello

Graduate Research Assistant

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Seth Campbell

Office Location: 300D Bryand Global Sciences Center, University of Maine, Orono, Maine

Biographical Statement:  I’m a Master’s student at CCI using ground-penetrating radar to examine near-surface glacial structure. My field experiences participating in the Juneau Icefield Research Program, Juneau, AK (8 weeks) and a study abroad study tour to Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway (1 week) helped narrow my glaciological focus. I previously earned my undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Research Area: I’m interested in quantifying changes in firn extent and volume between 2012-2021 across the Juneau Icefield, determining the controls on the spatial distribution of firn, and quantifying the potential implications changes in firn volume have on englacial meltwater storage, downstream hydrology, and proglacial erosion.