Professor William Colgan is featured on the fall issue of York University Magazine.
The article describes his 36-day study of Greenland’s ice sheets and the effects of rising temperatures. The investigation resulted in some surprising discoveries, contrary to research done in 2012.
Professor Colgan is a member of NASA’s FirnCover research team, working with them to match his own samples to satellite data.
Interestingly, professor Colgan has recently put his name on the Canadian Space Agency’s application list for training for future NASA missions.
He doesn’t believe his chances in getting to the next round of astronaut selection are big, but he would consider the opportunity to be an interesting side project.