Sophie Norris

Post Doctoral Fellow

Email: Sophie.Norris@Dal.Ca
Mailing Address: 
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2
Life Sciences Centre
4th floor, Ocean Wing
Rm. 4612



Ph.D. Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, CA, 2020
M.Sc. Geography Department, Durham University, UK, 2016
B.Sc. Geography Department, Durham University, UK, 2015


ERTH 3302: Quaternary Sedimentary Environments


Scientific Interests

  • Quaternary geomorphology and sedimentology of the western Laurentide Ice Sheet
    •  Mapping Late Glacial Maximum imprints of ice advance and retreat
    • Dynamic ice stream reconstruction
    • Application of cosmogenic nuclides to constrain the timing of ice retreat
  • Modelling and reconstruction of glacial lake outburst floods
    • HEC-RAS modelling of outburst events
    • Sedimentological and geomorphological evolution of spillways
  • Glacial erosion processes within Crystalline bedrock regions
    • Identifying controls on glacial erosion
    • Quantifying rates of glacial erosion