Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Duncan A Young

Duncan A Young
Research Associate, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: duncan@ig.utexas.edu
Work: +1 512 471 0485
Office: ROC 2.268
Mailcode: R2200

Areas of Expertise

Ice-rock physical interactions in an ice cap context, tectonic evolution of the younger planetary crusts


Research Locations



Current Research Programs & Projects

International Collaborative Exploration of the Cryosphere through Airborne Profiling (ICECAP) ( view )

REASON (Radar for Europa Assessment and Sounding: Ocean to Near-Surface

SPICECAP


Select Past Research

Geophysical Investigations of Marie Byrd Land Evolution (GIMBLE)

Graduate Students

Enrica Quartini , Ph.D., expected 2016 (Co-supervisor)

Gail Muldoon , Ph.D., expected 2016 (Committee Member)
I am interested in better understanding uncertainty in climate predictions in order to reduce that uncertainty. My research explores the intersection of data and modeling efforts, in order to evaluate how uncertain models make use of uncertain data. My current projects focus on the contribution of ice sheets (Greenland and Antarctica) to rising sea level. I have been using the Community Earth System Model to evaluate the evolution of the Greenland ice sheet from pre-industrial times to 2100, focusing on the impact of model initialization on predictions. I also quantify observational uncertainty in ice-penetrating radar data collected by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. I participated in Antarctic field work with the Geological Investigations of Marie Byrd Land Lithospheric Evolution (GIMBLE) project in austral summer 2012.

Shuai Yan (Committee Member)

Marie Cavitte, Ph.D., 2017 (Committee Member)
Capgemini

Brad Gooch, Ph.D., 2016 (Committee Member)

Jamin Greenbaum, Ph.D., 2015 (Committee Member)
UTIG

Bruce Frederick, Ph.D., 2015 (Committee Member)