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Shane Grigsby

Shane Grigsby

I’m currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I work as a research assistant at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) for my advisor Waleed Abdalati. My research focuses on understanding the dynamic changes in the polar regions, particularly changes that are happening on the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. In addition to polar field work, I use both remote sensing and machine learning to better characterize crevasses throughout the ice sheets. The name rugous refers to “having a rough, ridged, or wrinkled surface”, which reminds me of how crevasses fields look when you fly over them.