My research interests are broad and varied, I am most passionate about the nexus of climate and the cryosphere, particularly relating to water resources. I am most interested in collecting quality observational data to better inform and validate geodetic data to examine large-scale glacier change, and to use direct observations and remote sensing to calibrate and validate local- to regional- scale physical models of glacier evolution. These topics are outlined here:
Glaciological and geodetic mass balance
- Pelto et al., (2019) Multi-year evaluation of airborne geodetic surveys to estimate seasonal mass balance, Columbia and Rocky Mountains, Canada
- Menounos et al. (2020)
Ice dynamics modeling at local and regional scales
Pelto et al. (2020) Bias-corrected estimates of glacier thickness in the Columbia River Basin, Canada.
Relevant publications: Pelto et al., 2020.
Mass balance gradients from ice flux
Currently in review in the Journal of Geophysical Research
- Cumulative effects of climate and land cover change on river flows in mountain catchments (2020-2022, Postdoc)
- BC Parks Living Labs: Kokanee Glacier mass balance (2020-2022, co-PI)
- Surface mass-balance gradients from elevation and ice flux data in the Columbia Basin, Canada (2020-2021, PhD)
- Canadian Columbia Basin Glacier and Snow Research Network(2014–2020, PhD)
- Pelto et al., 2020 (2015–2020, PhD)
- Pelto et al., (2019) Multi-year evaluation of airborne geodetic surveys to estimate seasonal mass balance, Columbia and Rocky Mountains, Canada (2014–2019, PhD)
- BC Parks Living Labs: Kokanee Glacier mass balance (2021-2022, co-PI, $10,000)
- BC Parks Living Labs: Kokanee Glacier Climate Project (2020-2021, co-PI, $10,000)
Panorama: The upper portion of the valley tongue of Conrad Glacier in 2018.