River Ice

I’ve been fascinated with river ice ever since I first started learning about it in graduate school.  This fascination eventually turned into a 25 year research career studying river ice in western and northern Canada.  Although I retired from the paid job in 2014, I still continue to collaborate with my academic colleagues and I still enjoy writing about river ice.   Here’s some of what I’ve been working on recently…

If you like photos – please pop over to my The River Ice Photo Blog and check out some of the amazing pictures that my graduate students, colleagues, and I have captured on our travels to study river ice.

If you’d like to learn a bit more about river ice – told primarily in photos – you might want to check out my photo book, “The Weird and Wonderful World of River Ice“.  Details below – or click the link to see it on Amazon.com.

If you are a civil engineer or geoscientist who works in and around rivers, you might like to check out my newest book: An Introduction to River Ice for Civil Engineers and Geoscientists.


Book 1 Front Cover

The Weird and Wonderful World of River Ice

Kindle eBook available on Amazon for only $1.99!  Also available as a full colour paperback.

Have you ever looked at a river during freeze-up and marvelled at how unusual it appears? Thanks to the complex interactions between stream currents and weather conditions, rivers experience a fascinating variety of ice processes. If you’ve ever wondered how rivers freeze up – this is your opportunity to learn about frazil ice, hummocky ice, and ice jams – as well as fun ice types like pizza ice, marble ice, ice trumpets, and ice flowers. With more than 60 beautiful full color photos, this book is your essential introduction to the weird and wonderful world of river ice.