Jennifer Bruneau

Research Associate

Centre for Earth Observation Science

Supervisors: Dr. David Barber and Dr. John Hanesiak

M.Sc. University of Manitoba: Environment and Geography
B.Sc. (Hons.) University of Manitoba: Physical Geography (focus in Atmospheric Science)

Research Interests

Broadly, my interests are in remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) and the analysis of geospatial data for the purpose of spatial problem solving. In my main research project, we are using a thin ice algorithm to characterize the spatial and temporal variability of the latent heat polynya in northwestern Hudson Bay. Incorporating my background in atmospheric science, we are further characterizing the influence of atmospheric forcing on the polynya. Implementing the thin ice algorithm involves applying it to 16 years of AMSR passive microwave data. To accomplish this, I am using Python and ArcGIS to produce a daily record of the Northwest polynya's ice thickness, heat flux, and ice production.

Contact Information

464 Wallace Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2