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BSc The Ohio State University (2008); MSc The Ohio State University (2011)
PhD Candidate in Glaciology
The last deglaciation in the Transantarctic Mountains and western Ross Sea.
Project objectives and description
The major objective of my PhD Thesis is to provide new, critical insights into marine-glacier processes by constraining the recent ice-elevation history of David Glacier, the largest outlet glacier in Northern Victoria Land. David Glacier has been selected because, at 212,000 km2, it is one of the largest outlet glaciers in East Antarctica, draining an area comparable in size to New Zealand. Unusually for such a large outlet glacier, it contains appropriate ice-free areas along its flanks for reconstructing its recent geological history. We will sample ice-transported rock clasts for Beryllium-10 (10Be), a cosmogenic radionuclide that provides direct age control for changes in the surface elevation of glaciers. By building on the methods successfully applied at Mackay Glacier by our research team, we will sample ~60 clasts over at least four elevational transects adjacent to the glacier. Strategic sampling will allow us to reconstruct the ice-elevation history of this glacier between the Last Glacial Maximum and the present day. We will combine our thinning history with numerical modelling studies to test potential environmental forcing and non-linear behaviour. Our new history of ice elevation change at David Glacier will also help to constrain modern ice sheet mass balance, an important component of the global sea-level budget. This is because David Glacier is sizable enough that the details of its thinning history affects our ability to precisely measure present-day ice sheet mass balance in this region using satellites.
Schoenbohm, L., Chen, J., Stutz, J., Sobel, E., Thiede, R., Kirby, B., Strecker, M., (2014). Glacial morphology in the Chinese Pamir: Connections among climate, erosion, topography, lithology and exhumation. Geomorphology 221: 1-17.
Stutz, J., Wilson, T.J., Magee, W.R., Henrys, S.,(2014). Acquisition of age constraints on Holocene glacial cycles in the western Ross Sea region. NSF Antarctic Geologic Drilling Workshop, University of Houston, USA.
Stutz, J., Wilson, T., Gordon, C., Henrys, S., (2011). High Resolution Seafloor morphology of McMurdo Sound: Implications for LGM Reconstruction. PO7.24. Scientific Community for Antarctic Research: 11th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland, 10-16 July 2011.
Stutz, J., Wilson, T., (2011). Marine Channel Systems of McMurdo Sound: Sediment Transport beyond the margins of ice sheets and ice shelves. PO12.6. Scientific Community for Antarctic Research: 11th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland, 10-16 July 2011.
Stutz, J., Wilson, T., Magee, W., Gordon, C., and Henrys, S., (2011). Neotectonic and Glacial History of the McMurdo Sound Region, southwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica: Enhanced Interpretation from Integrated Seafloor Bathymetry and Terrestrial DEMs. Arctic-Antarctic Seafloor Mapping Meeting 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, 3-5 May 2011.
Stutz, J., Wilson, T., Henrys, S., (2010). Reconstruction of LFM Glacial Environment of McMurdo Sound: Implications for Ice Dynamics, Depositional Systems and Glacial Isostatic Adjustment. Abstract #738. 4th SCAR Open Science Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3-6 August 2010.
Stutz, J., Goldsmith, S., Welch, S., Trierweiler, A., VonBargen, J., Mondro, C., Carey, A., (2009). Periodic Anthropogenic Bioturbation of a Small Urban Pond. Paper No: 252-2. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2009, Oregon, USA, 18-21 October 2009.
Stutz, J., Schoenbohm, L., Chen, J., (2009). Glacial Asymmetry in Response to Tectonic and Climate Gradients in the Pamir Mountains, Western China. Abstract #731E-08. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52) Fall Meet Suppl., San Francisco, USA, 14-18 December 2009.
Stutz, J., Schoenbohm, L., (2008). Climatic and Tectonic Controls on ELA and Glacial Characteristics in the King Ata Tagh Range, Western China: Testing the Glacial Buzzsaw Hypothesis. Abstract # 753A-1906. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., San Francisco, USA, 14-18 December 2009.
Stutz, J., Trimble, J., Carrapa, B., Stockli, D., (2008). New Constraints on the Timing and Magnitude of Deformation and Basin Exhumation in the Eastern Cordillera of NW Argentina. Abstract #753B-1925. Eos Trans. AGU, 89 (53), Fall Meet. Suppl., San Francisco, USA, 15-18 December 2008.
Stutz, J., Schoenbohm, L., (2008). Establishing Local ELA and Landscape Analysis in Connection with Uplift and Climate: Muji Region, Western Tibetan Plateau. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University, USA.
Stutz, J., Wilson, T., (2008). Optimal Co-located GPS and Seismometer Sites in West Antarctica for the POLENET Project. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University, USA.
Stutz, J., Schoenbohm, L., (2007). Establishing local Equilibrium Line Altitude and Landscape analysis in connection with uplift and climate change: Muji Region, western Tibetan Plateau. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University, USA.