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Department of Geology and Geophysics|People

Edward W. Kempema

No PicturePostdoctoral Researcher

Office Phone: 307-766-2885
Fax Phone: (307) 766-6679

Geology and Geophysics
1000 University Ave
Laramie, Wyoming 82071-3006 Office Room No: ESB 2039
Lab Room No: ESB 2042
Email: kempema@uwyo.edu

Education

Oceanography, PhD, University of Washington, 1998
Geology, MS, San Jose State University, 1986
Geology, BA, Humboldt State University, 1979

Research Projects

1(2002-2006) FLUVIAL ANCHOR ICE/SEDIMENT DYNAMICS AND ICE RAFTING, Office of Naval Research.

Publications

Dethleff, Dirk, Kempema, E.W., 2007, Langmuir circulation driving sediment entrainment into newly formed ice - tank experiment results with application to nature (Lake Hattie, USA; Kara Sea, Siberia. J. Geophys. Res., v.112, C02004, doi:10.1029/2005JC003259

Langhorne, P.J., Purdie, C.R., Smith, I.J., Leonard, G.H., Kempema, E.W., Petrich, C., Haskell, T., 2006, Antarctic landfast sea ice: the role of platelet ice, IAHR 18th International Symposium on Ice, Sapporo, Japan, 28 August-1 September 2006, v.1, p.285-292

Kempema, E.W., Dethleff, Dirk, 2006, The roll of Langmuir circulation in intial ice formation and suspension freezing. Annals of Glaciology, v.44, p.58-62.

Dethleff, Dirk, Kempema, E.W., 2005, Particle entrainment into newly forming ice in Lake Hattie, WY (USA). Mitteinlungen Zur Keiler Polarforschung, Institut fur Polarforschung, Kiel, Germany, v.21, p.18-22.

Kempema, E. W., and Konrad, S. K., 2004, Anchor ice and water exchange in the hyporheic zone. Proceedings, of the 17th International Symposium on Ice, v.1, p.251-257.

Research Statement

The long-term goal of my research is to understand the effects of ice on surfical processes and sediment dynamics in high-latitude fluvial, marine, and lacustrine environments. To reach this goal, I am studying frazil and anchor ice formation, and the interaction between these ice types and sediment in suspension and on the bed.

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