Cryospheric Sciences

Leah Sophie Muhle

Leah Sophie Muhle is a PhD student at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She works on improving the inference of englacial temperature and basal reflectivity from radar measurements by coupling radar forward modelling with machine learning methods such as simulation-based inference. This could allow for a better characterization of the basal and thermal state of Antarctica’s ice sheet and improve projections of the ice sheet’s future evolution.

Cryobook review: The Quickening

The cover of Elizabeth Rush's book

  Even before its publication, my partner stumbled over the book The Quickening by Elizabeth Rush on Twitter and send it to me. In this book, Rush describes her journey to Thwaites Glacier and – as I was very curious about it – I bought it immediately after its release. It is not only documentary work about the journey, but also a meditation on responsibility, motherhood and life in a world o ...[Read More]