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Researcher: Cook, SJ (Dr Sue Cook)

Fields of Research

Physical oceanography
Seismology and seismic exploration
Applied geophysics
Natural hazards

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Antarctic and Southern Ocean ice dynamics
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Natural hazards
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Climate change models
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An observation-based approach to calculating ice-shelf calving mass flux; Remote Sensing of Environment
Brief communication: widespread potential for seawater infiltration on Antarctic ice shelves; The Cryosphere
Cold ocean cavity and weak basal melting of the Sorsdal Ice Shelf revealed by surveys using autonomous platforms; JGR Oceans
Comparing satellite and helicopter-based methods for observing crevasses, application in East Antarctica; Cold Regions Science and Technology
Coupling of hydrodynamic and seismic wave simulations for detection of hydrological events within glaciers; AGU Fall Meeting 2022
Crack in Antarctic ice sheet expected to create iceberg the size of Brisbane
Data initiatives for ocean-driven melt of Antarctic ice shelves; Annals of Glaciology
Deriving melt rates at a complex ice shelf base using in-situ radar: application to Totten Ice Shelf; Geophysical Research Letters
Englacial drainage structures in an East Antarctic outlet glacier; Journal of Glaciology
Extensive retreat of Greenland tidewater glaciers, 2000-2010; Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research
Fragmentation theory reveals processes controlling iceberg size distributions; Journal of Glaciology
Giant Antarctic iceberg on collision course with British territory of South Georgia by Graham Readfearn
Glaciers are shrinking faster every year
How a near-perfect rectangular iceberg formed
Interview on the Larsen C ice shelf fracture
Is meltwater speeding up disintegration of Antarctic glaciers?
Larsen C ice shelf sheds a trillion-tonne ice berg
Living on the ice edge
Melt-under-cutting and buoyancy-driven calving from tidewater glaciers: new insights from discrete element and continuum model simulations; Journal of Glaciology
Modeling calving process of glacier with dilated polyhedral discrete element method; Acta Oceanologica Sinica
Modelled fracture and calving on the Totten Ice Shelf; The Cryosphere
Modelling environmental influences on calving at Helheim Glacier in eastern Greenland; The Cryosphere
Modelling the influence of marine ice on the dynamics of an idealised ice shelf; Journal of Glaciology
Ocean regulation hypothesis for glacier dynamics in southeast Greenland and implications for ice sheet mass changes; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
Ominous signs for Larsen C ice shelf
Position analysis: the Antarctic ice sheet and sea level
Testing the effect of water in crevasses on a physically based calving model; Annals of Glaciology
The birth of a mega Antarctic iceberg
The temperature change shortcut: effects of mid-experiment temperature changes on the deformation of polycrystalline ice; Cryosphere
Tipping point: how we predict when Antarctica's melting ice sheets will flood the seas
Unsupervised learning applied to cryoseismic signals: identification of glacier processes from the Whillans Ice Stream; Abstracts form the 2021 AGU Fall Meeting
What do Climate Scientists get up to in Antarctica?
What lies beneath Antarctica’s ice? Lakes, life and the grandest of canyons
World's biggest iceberg spotted by satellite after calving from Antarctica

Research Projects

Detecting change in the outlet glaciers of East Antarctica using seismology; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Outlet glacier dynamics in Princess Elizabeth Land; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
AAPP GNSS installations

Research Candidate Supervision