Brad’s Ph.D. research objective was to understand how sedimentary basins affect continental ice sheet dynamics. He was specifically interested in how subsurface fluid and geothermal heat flows, as well as geomechanical effects, and feedback to affect how ice sheets evolve over short to long time scales. Brad incorporated surface and airborne geophysical data into complex numerical models to test his research hypotheses, specifically for the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. He was a Graduate Research Assistant during his graduate studies.
hydrogeology, geophysics, basin modeling
Gooch, B. T., D. A. Young, and D. D. Blankenship, Potential groundwater and heterogeneous heat source contributions to ice sheet dynamics in critical submarine basins of East Antarctica, Geochem., Geophys., Geosyst., 17, 395-409, 2016, doi:10.1002/2015GC006117R.
Gooch, B., S. P. Carter, O. Ghattas, D. A. Young, and D. D. Blankenship, Possible groundwater dominance in the subglacial hydrology of ice sheet interiors: example at Dome C, East Antarctica, Cryosphere Discussions, (in review), 2016, doi:10.5194/tc-2016-141