David Burgess

Dr. David Burgess is a Research Scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada where he specializes in the use of remote sensing technology (air- and space-borne) and in-situ methods to study the mass balance and dynamics of ice caps in the Canadian Arctic. Dr. Burgess obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta during which time he spent 7 field seasons conducting glaciological studies on the Devon and Prince of Wales ice caps, Queen Elizabeth Islands. Dr. Burgess is currently responsible for maintaining the long-term mass balance monitoring network (established in 1960) across 4 ice caps in the Canadian high Arctic, and is a lead investigator and coordinator for Canada’s involvement in calibration and validation of CryoSat-2 radar altimeter over the Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut.

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