The primary interest of our research group is to understand the interactions between ice and climate, in particular, to determine how the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland will respond to climate change in the coming century and how they will affect global sea level.
Glaciology mixes a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. Our research combines satellite remote sensing techniques (imaging radar, laser altimetry, radio echo sounding) airborne geophysical surveys, field surveys (GPR, GPS) and numerical modeling (ice sheet motion and ocean circulation near glaciers).
Rapid changes are taking place in polar and sub-polar regions. At the same time, we are able to look at entire ice sheets at an unprecedented level of spatial detail. This is, therefore, an exciting time of exploration, discovery, major scientific advances, and emerging new science of high societal relevance. In addition, there are many opportunities to connect with amazing natural landscapes.