David Babb

Research Associate/PhD Student

Center for Earth Observation Science

Supervisor:  Dr. David Barber and Dr. Ryan Galley

B.Sc (Hons) – Physical Geography, University of Manitoba - 2010
M.Sc – Physical Geography, University of Manitoba – 2014 (Weir award recipient)

Research Interests

Currently my research is focused on a variety of topics and projects that we have running at CEOS. My background is in the Beaufort Sea where I continue to do research on changes in the ice pack, seasonal preconditioning and sea ice dynamics. However more recently I have expanded into research on ice-ocean interactions in the fjords of Northeast Greenland, climate change and marine-freshwater coupling in Hudson Bay, controlled sea ice experiments in our cold labs and SERF facility on campus, and ultimately applying this knowledge of changes to the arctic ice pack to the issue of marine transportation in the Canadian Arctic. I also run a graduate level seminar series in CEOS and assist with several of Dr. D. Barber’s students and their research areas, which range from atmospheric forcing of the North Water Polynya, to Northern Marine Transportation routes to oil in sea ice interactions and detection. My colleague Dr. Ryan Galley and I have also recently been working with the Faculty of Engineering to improve our Ice Mass Balance buoy design, essentially to make a cheaper and more reliable version of the IMB, which we have been deploying with varying success since 2009. 

Contact Information:

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

(204) 480-1061