Our group focuses on better understanding and explaining ongoing changes in the Cryosphere, or the frozen parts of the Earth, using numerical modeling. As pointed out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are rapidly changing as climate warms, and a better understanding of the processes driving these changes is crucial to improve projections of sea level rise.
We are interested in understanding the interactions of ice and climate by combining state-of-the-art numerical modeling with remote sensing and in situ data. In particular, we are interested in determining how the ice sheet, ice caps and mountain glaciers will respond to climate change in the coming century. The Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM) is our primary tool to address these questions.