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First trainee completes PhD

Research Achievements

First trainee completes PhD

IGERT Trainee Chris Polashenski will be the first Dartmouth trainee to complete a PhD. His studies of Arctic sea ice, albedo, and melt dynamics bring together the disciplines of engineering, physics, and mathematics to better understand polar amplification and the physical feedbacks that are accelerating the loss of Arctic sea ice. His committee includes a primary advisor from the US Cold Regions and Research Laboratory, Dartmouth faculty, and faculty from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.