The main research tools that she uses are ice-penetrating radar to image internal layers in the ice and quantify the properties of the basal interface. Simple kinematic models aid in interpretation of internal layer stratigraphy. She also uses other instrumentation (GPS, seismic instruments) to understand ice flow. She is particularly enthusiastic about using physical models to reproduce ice dynamical processes. All of these methods are improved through collaboration with ice-sheet modelers (a unique individual adept at simplifying complex problems!) and she attempts to verify each aspect of her work with models in some way.
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