My name is Dr. Penny How and I am a remote sensing specialist at Asiaq Greenland Survey, focusing on monitoring the environment of Greenland and the Greenland Ice Sheet. I recently graduated with a PhD in glaciology from the University of Edinburgh and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), where I was examining the dynamics of tidewater glaciers in Svalbard, primarily using time-lapse cameras and photogrammetry techniques. Within this time, I learnt to code in Python and developed an object-oriented toolbox called PyTrx for deriving measurements from terrestrial glacial imagery. I continued to develop my expertise in photogrammetry during my post-doctoral researcher position at the University of York, focusing on deriving measurements from historical imagery of glaciers.
This website serves as my little corner of the internet to write about science, including glaciology, environmental change, and life in research and academia.
Research interests: time-lapse camera set-ups and photogrammetry analysis, glacier calving, the role of water in glacier dynamics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) applications in glacial environments, glacier-volcano interactions in Iceland