Global Institute for Water Security

Degree Pursuing

  • Ph.D.

Academic Background

  • B.Sc., McGill University
  • M.Sc., McGill University

Thesis Description

Caroline Aubry-Wake's work focuses on understanding the processes driving streamflow generation in alpine glacierized catchments and how these processes will change under a future climate. To do so, she uses a combination of fieldwork, collecting meteorological and glaciological data in the mountains, and physically-based computer models.

Research Interests and Keywords

  • Mountain hydrology
  • Glacier
  • Melt modelling
  • Snow processes
  • Climate change
  • Flow variability


Aubry-Wake, C., Pradhananga, D., Pomeroy, J. W. Impacts of snowpack accumulation and summer weather extremes on alpine glacier hydrology, Oral, GEWEX 8th Open Science Meeting, Canmore, AB, May 3-11 2018.

Aubry-Wake, C., M. Baraer, J. M. McKenzie, B. G. Mark, O. Wigmore, R. A. Hellstrom, L. Lautz and L. Somers (2015), Measuring glacier surface temperatures with ground-based thermal infrared imaging, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065321.

Somers, L., R.P. Gordon, J.M. McKenzie, L.K. Lautz, O. Wigmore, A. Glose, R. Glas, C. Aubry-Wake, B. Mark, M. Baraer, T. Comdom (2016), Quantifying groundwater-surface water interactions in a proglacial valley, Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Hydrol. Process., 30: 17. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10912.

Aubry-Wake, C., D. Zéphir, M. Baraer, J.M. McKenzie, B.G. Mark (2017). Importance of longwave emissions from adjacent terrain on patterns of tropical glacier melt and recession. Journal of Glaciology, 1-12. doi:10.1017/jog.2017.85

Wolken, G., A. Bliss, R. Hock, E. Whorton, J. Braun, A. Liljedahl, J. Zhang, E. Youcha, J. Schulla, A. Gusmeroli, C. Aubry-Wake, C, A.C. Beedlow, A. Hoffman (2015), Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, Glacier and Runoff Changes Study. Final report prepared for Alaska Energy Authority.