Sarah W. Cooley

Sarah was our lab’s first Ph.D. to graduate from the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University, where she was funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Her research investigates dynamic environmental change in the Arctic using satellite remote sensing. Sarah has studied shorefast sea ice, terrestrial surface water dynamics, river ice breakup and Greenland ice sheet hydrology, and has conducted fieldwork in Greenland, Northern Canada and Alaska. She is also an education and research ambassador for Planet Labs and has developed new methods for hydrologic remote sensing using high resolution CubeSat imagery. Prior to her time at Brown, Sarah 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. Starting in 2021 she will be Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Oregon.


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Northern Change Research Laboratory
Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES)
Brown University
Box 1951
85 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02912

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