Ian Raphael

Ian Raphael
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College
Role / Position
Graduate Student
Sea Ice,
Akademik Federov Icebreaker, I, IV, V,
My tasks on MOSAiC
David Clemens-Sewall (TH PhD) and I will be deploying a network of SIMB3 autonomous mass-balance buoys from the Akademik Fedorov on leg 1a. I will then be on board the Polarstern for the remainder of leg 1, conducting LiDAR and ice mass-balance surveys.
I am most excited about
Science is a system for exploring and understanding the world around us. Field science holds its own special corner, where we can integrate purely scientific questions with a truly profound experience of the environment we're investigating. I'm excited to be embedded in the changing Arctic, and to study what it means for the global community, and really what it means for me. I'm sure I will miss the sunshine and fresh vegetables, though.