Andrew Hamilton  

Environmental Fluid Mechanics


Research interests

I am currently a Ph.D candidate in Environmental Fluid Mechanics at UBC. My doctoral research focuses on the role of ocean dynamics on glacier and ice shelf stability in the Arctic. I am also active in the utilization of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to measure ocean properties in regions that are otherwise inaccessible, like in the ocean cavities beneath 100 m thick floating glacial ice shelves.

I am part of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Group at the University of British Columbia.

Find my cv here: Hamilton_cv_2015.pdf

Recent research projects

Fjord dynamics and glacier-ocean interactions, Milne Fjord, Ellesmere Island

Project ICEBERGS 2011

Antarctica 2010: Glacier Tongues and Ocean Mixing

Ellesmere Ice Shelves, Ecosystems and Climate Change, 2008



LOCATION  Vancouver, Canada


All images and text © Andrew Hamilton 2012. All rights reserved.


Above - 3D temperature, salinity, and chlorophyll sections in the North Water between Ellesmere Island and Greenland 2005.

Above - Map of the North Water between Ellesmere Island and Greenland showing surface currents (adapted from Melling et al. 2001).