Finger-rafted sea ice, seen from the helicopter.

Photo: Nick Cobbing

I am currently a postdoc at UNCW and Scripps working with Till Wagner and Ian Eisenman to improve modelling of large tabular icebergs.  Current iceberg models do a poor job of simulating gigantic icebergs, which account for over 90% of the mass of ice lost from Antarctic ice shelves. Our aim is to significantly improve the simulation of these rare, but important, icebergs.  I completed my PhD at Columbia University in 2019 with Lorenzo Polvani on a range of polar topics, most recently on the climate response to projected Antarctic sea ice loss.  To learn more, visit my personal website markrossengland.com.

Postdoc

Mark England

I am a graduate student majoring in Marine Science at UNCW. My current research focuses on the impact of sea-ice sourced meltwater on the development of Arctic phytoplankton blooms. I received my B.S. in Biology from Cornell University in 2015, where I then worked for several years as a lab manager in a terrestrial biogeochemistry lab. After completing my masters I plan to continue my education, pursuing a PhD in a field related to polar research.

Graduate Student

Andrew Castagno

I'm a senior at UNCW majoring in oceanography and physics. My research is primarily on the differences in characteristics of first and multi year sea ice. As well as the relationship between sea ice melt and the local ecosystem.

Undergraduate Student

Elizabeth Bailey

I am a senior at UNCW majoring in the wondrous field of Physics with aspirations of going to graduate school and receiving a PhD.
I'm currently working on a project that involves studying the dynamical behavior of plankton blooms in the Arctic and their responses to varying sea ice conditions. This is a highly complex system that behaves in fascinating ways that I hope to understand.

Undergraduate Student

Conner Lester

I am a senior at UNCW majoring in physics and mathematics. My current research is focussed on how sea ice motion influences the Antarctic sea ice cover. My physics thesis was dealing with representing flow around a cylinder using a Lattice Boltzmann methods.

Undergraduate Student

Hassan Mason

Former Group Members

Amanda graduated in May 2019 with a BS in Physics (Physical Oceanography concentration). For her senior honors thesis she investigated how surface winds and ocean currents determine the drift of floating objects.  

Undergraduate Student

(now Fulbright Scholar at University of Southampton, UK)

Amanda Ceroli