Taryn Black (she/her)
Graduate Student, glaciology
Office: ATG 208B / RTB 562
Interests: glaciology; satellite remote sensing; climate change; science communication
Type or Title
|SPR 19||Environmental Science||UCOR 3800||Seattle University||How much, how fast? Building a record of glacier change in Greenland|
Description of Award
|Graduate Research Fellowship||4/2014||National Science Foundation||Three years of funding for stipend and tuition.|
Black, T. & D. Kurtz. Satellite observations of coastal glacier change at Kenai Fjords National Park. Northwest Glaciologists, 15 Oct. 2020. Black, T. and I. Joughin. An annual record of outlet glacier termini in northwestern Greenland from 1972-2018. Northwest Glaciologists, Corvallis, OR, 5 Oct. 2019. Black, T. Observations of Greenlandic marine-terminating outlet glaciers on multiple time scales. Oceanography Graduate and Postdoc Symposium, Seattle, WA, 31 May 2019. [invited]
I regularly give public talks, visit classrooms, and participate in other science outreach activities in the greater Seattle area. Within the university, I am a board member for Engage, a public science communication program at UW, and I serve on the ESS curriculum committee. I also organize an annual ESS graduate student housing survey, and a crowd-sourced welcome guide for new ESS graduate students.
I am interested in understanding glacier variability on sub-seasonal to multi-decadal timescales, particularly by leveraging the abundant imagery produced by various earth-observing satellites. I am also curious about processes related to glacier melt and ice-ocean interactions.