Department of Geography, Atmospheric Sciences Program
The Ohio State University, 1036 Derby Hall
154 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1361
Rob completed his doctorate degree during 1996-2000 in the Atmospheric Sciences Program at The Ohio State University under advising of A. John Arnfield
During the period, 1994-1996, Rob worked as a Graduate Research Associate at the Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, under the direction of Professor Ellen Mosley-Thompson. Rob developed interactive Earth Science computer modules for primary school and introductory college level education. Modules were prepared with support from the Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs and the National Science Foundation. During his breaks he enjoyed performing additional group oriented duties to support the Ice Core Paleoclimatology Group at the Byrd Center. In December of 1996 he helped support the research efforts of Professor Mosley-Thompson at South Pole, Antarctica. The work at the South Pole included measuring accumulation around the station, measurements of snowpack density profiles, taking careful notes and my personal snow drift evaluation project.
From 1993 to 1994 he worked as a Graduate Research Associate at the Ohio Sea Grant Education, The Ohio State University, with Professor Rosanne W. Fortner. Rob's responsibilities included developing environmental information resources for teaching Great Lakes pollution prevention. These efforts were supported by funds from the Great Lakes Protection Fund and the George Gund Foundation.
During the summer of 1993 he worked as a Graduate Research Associate at the Byrd Polar Research Center with Ellen Mosley-Thompson. His primary responsibility included synthesis of automatic weather station data from measurement systems atop alpine glaciers in the Peruvian Andes. Other duties included setting up an Ethernet network and technical/logistical activities as needed by the Ice Core Paleoclimatology Group.