Ice sheets and glaciers are one of the most changeable environments on our planet. These changes arise from both natural and forced (climate-change induced) variations and manifest in heterogeneous patterns of ice flow velocity, surface elevation, and terminus position change. Such variability highlights the need for deeper understanding of the critical boundary conditions of ice sheets, where the ice interacts with the atmosphere, ocean, and subglacial substrate. Working in these regions is challenging, as direct observations are difficult to obtain. Our group uses a range of techniques that include a suite of in-situ geophysical tools, remote-sensing observations, machine learning, and numerical modeling. Our approach is observation-driven and aimed at unravelling the physical processes that control ice motion.
Areas of Expertise
Ice sheet mass balance, ice dynamics, subglacial hydrology, ice sheet stratigraphy, radar, GPS methods, uncertainty in ice sheet response to climate, satellite observations, remote-sensing observations, outlet glaciers, Greenland, glaciology, Antarctica, sea level, ice-ocean interactions.
I am always looking for enthusiastic students who have an interest in understanding glacier dynamics for Earth's present-day ice sheets. I am particularly interested in students with strong skills in quantitative methods, technical data science, remote sensing, and modeling. That said, ambitious students willing to dig in and teach themselves these skills should also write to me.
Evan Carnahan , Ph.D., expected 2024 (Supervisor)
Sophie A Goliber
, Ph.D., expected 2022
Sophie Goliber has been a Geological Sciences PhD student at UTIG since August 2017. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Buffalo where she got into remote sensing and glaciology research. Her fascination with the cryosphere drew her to UTIG and working with Ginny Catania who shared her interests in using remote sensing methods and optical remote sensing...
Kevin W Shionalyn
ice-ocean interactions, glaciology, machine learning, acoustics, geophysics
Matthew Zeh, Ph.D.
|2021||Summer||GEO s303E||Earth In 2100-Wb|
|2020||Fall||GEO 291||Preparing Future Faculty-Wb|
|2020||Fall||GEO 303E||Earth In 2100-Wb|
|2020||Summer||GEO s303E||Earth In 2100-Wb|
|2020||Spring||GEO 191||Proposal Writing|
|2019||Fall||GEO 391||Dynamics Of Polar Systems|
|2019||Fall||GEO 371T||Dynamics Of Polar Systems|
|2019||Spring||GEO 191||Proposal Writing|
|2019||Spring||GEO 303E||Earth In 2100-Wb|
|2018||Fall||GEO 291||Preparing Future Faculty|
|2018||Spring||GEO 191||Proposal Writing|
|2018||Spring||GEO 302K||Earth In 2100-Wb|
|2017||Fall||GEO 394||Rsch In Geological Sciences|
|2017||Spring||GEO 394||Rsch In Geological Sciences|
|2016||Fall||GEO 394||Rsch In Geological Sciences|
|2016||Fall||GEO 391||Introduction To The Cryosphere|
|2016||Fall||GEO 191||Prep Future Geosci Faculty|
|2016||Fall||GEO 349C||Intro To The Cryosphere|
|2016||Spring||GEO 394||Rsch In Glaciology|
|2016||Spring||GEO 191||Cryosphere Reading Seminar|
|2015||Fall||GEO 394||Rsch In Geological Sciences|
|2015||Fall||GEO 391||Ice Dynamics|
|2015||Spring||GEO 394||Rsch In Glaciology|
|2014||Fall||GEO 394||Rsch In Glaciology|
|2014||Fall||GEO 391||Introduction To The Cryosphere|
|2014||Fall||GEO 371T||Introduction To The Crysophere|
|2014||Spring||GEO 394||Rsch In Glaciology|