Arctic Coastal Dynamics

How can we predict erosion of Arctic coasts?

Erosion of permafrost coastlines; impacts of climate change on Arctic coasts; changes in wave climate due to changes in sea ice cover; infragravity waves on Arctic coasts.

Relevant Publications

  1. Pearson, S.G., Lubbad, R., Le, T.M.H., Nairn, R.B. (2016). Thermo-mechanical Erosion Modelling using COSMOS: A case study at Baydaratskaya Bay, Russia [Paper & Oral Presentation]. 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2016), Oxford, UK. [Link]

Relevant Blog Posts

In-Flight Movie

Yesterday, I flew home to Toronto from the Netherlands, after handing in my PhD thesis. The plane had a camera pointing straight down that you could watch via the screens mounted in each seat. We had clear skies coming in over Labrador, and I spent the next two hours staring at the ground ten kilometers … Continue reading In-Flight Movie

Devon Island

Fjords of the High Arctic

A few weeks ago, I was reading a book about glaciology recently when a sentence caught my eye.  Many advances in our understanding of how glaciers developed and transformed our world during the last ice age came from studying the Canadian landscape.  In particular: A benchmark example [of paleo ice sheet reconstruction] was the compilation … Continue reading Fjords of the High Arctic


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