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Emily Baker

PhD, Earth Sciences
Website: Emily A. Baker


Emily is a PhD student in the Department of Earth Sciences working for Dr. Laura Lautz. Her research is based in a proglacial valley of the Peruvian Andes. Her project uses infrared imagery coupled with in-stream temperature sensors to create an energy balance model of a reach of the stream in this valley. The goal of this research is to improve our understanding of how groundwater enters the stream, since groundwater will become increasingly important throughout the region as the alpine glaciers continue to retreat. Prior to attending Syracuse University, Emily obtained her bachelor’s degree in geology with a minor in statistics from Mount Holyoke College.