Ben Hudson

Ben Hudson

Ben Hudson joined APL-UW as a 2015-2016 Future of Ice post-doctoral research associate after being awarded his PhD at the University of Colorado – Boulder in the fall of 2014. During his PhD work he studied the Greenland Ice Sheet and the rivers, deltas, and fjords that receive melt from it. Working at the intersection of glaciology, hydrology, oceanography, and geology he often uses geographic information systems and remote sensing to understand Greenland and the Arctic. He has developed new techniques to monitor rivers and the ocean from space and is also interested in developing field instrumentation to better gauge rivers in remote and challenging locations. He has conducted fieldwork in northern and south-central Alaska, Greenland, Patagonia, the eastern Pacific Ocean, Washington, and Colorado.

Before pursuing a career in science he worked in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, working on behalf of client agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Coast Guard, and National Parks Service. He often worked on Clean Water Act enforcement cases.

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