View of Transantarctic Mountains


  • Improving the understanding of ongoing cryospheric changes by monitoring ice sheet mass balance and ice dynamics
  • Investigating the linkages between subglacial geology and ice sheet dynamics by combining geophysical, remote sensing, climate and glaciological observations¬†
  • Reconstructing century scale cryospheric changes from historical observations
  • Quantifying ice sheet contribution to sea level rise
  • Developing new approaches for extracting higher level information from remotely sensed observation
  • Developing new methods for change detection, data fusion and visualization to support Earth science applications.

Current Research Projects

  • NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite mission
    • ICESat-2 horizontal error validation using natural surfaces
    • Integration of ICESat-2 observations into ice sheet elevation change record to investigate ice sheet processes
    • Revealing the processes controlling outlet glacier seasonality with ICESat-2
  • NASA’s sea level change research
    • Combining multi-satellite observations, modeling and Earth systemdata assimilation for understanding observed and projected sea level change
  • NSF Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation
    • Ghub as a community-driven data-model framework for ice-sheet science

Surveying Jakobshavn glacier, ICESat-2 satellite launch, landscape in Dry Valleys, aeromagnetic research group with sensor, Greenland ice sheet aerial photograph.

Visit our old RSL website for more on our remote sensing, glaciology and geophysical research, and for obtaining Greenland Mass Balance data and Lichen Spectra collected in western Greenland.

Iceberg near Ilulissat town

Department of Geology