Caitlyn Florentine

Biography

Education

Ph.D. Geosciences. 2018. University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

M.S. Earth Sciences. 2011. Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

B.A. Geology. 2007. Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Research Interests

I research the cryosphere (frozen Earth) using an approach that integrates in situ data collected in the field, remotely-sensed data, and simple numerical models. My main research interest is in quantitative glaciology, especially regarding the physics of glacier flow and glacier-climate relationships. The snow and ice systems I study are intimately linked to the lithosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. My research therefore often overlaps with avalanche science, geology, geomorphology, ecology, and hydrology in alpine and Arctic settings. Currently I work with the U.S. Geological Survey Glaciers and Climate Project and the Climate Change in Mountain Ecosystems group.