Sarah W. Cooley

Dr. Sarah Cooley was our first Ph.D. student to graduate from the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) at Brown University (2016-2020), where she was also a NSF Graduate Research Fellow.  Her research interests include study of Arctic environmental changes using satellite remote sensing and field work. At Brown, Dr. Cooley conducted fieldwork in Greenland, Canada and Alaska and used CubeSat remote sensing to study Arctic-Boreal surface water dynamics, MODIS and in-situ observations to study shorefast sea ice, and ICESat-2 to quantify global reservoir fluctuations. She was an education and research ambassador for Planet Labs and developed new methods for hydrologic remote sensing using high resolution CubeSat imagery. Prior to Brown, Dr. Cooley received her BS in Geophysics from the University of North Carolina as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and an MPhil in Polar Studies from the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar.  She is now Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Oregon.






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