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.
Fred M. Bullard Student Research Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2011 - 2012)
Communicating Climate Uncertainty, EarthLabs Climate Project Teacher Development Workshop, University of Texas at Austin (2013)
Impacts of erros in Greenland surface mass balance on projections of sea level rise, Community Earth System Model, Breckenridge, CO (2013)
Affect of surface mass balance uncertainty on projections of sea level rise and ice sheet model initialization, Quantification of Uncertainty in Extreme Scale Computations, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (2013)
How uncertainty in Greenland Ice Sheet surface mass balance affects sea level rise projections, University of Texas Department of Geosciences, (2013)
Impacts of Surface Mass Balance Uncertainties on Ice Sheet Initialization and Predictions of Sea Level Rise, American Geophysical Union, AGU Fall Meeting (2012)
Pairing of Byrd ice-core data and recent radar sounding results: interpretation and uncertainty, Jackson School of Geosciences, Research Symposium (2012)
Ice Bed Geometry: Estimates of Known Unknowns, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (2012)