Getting to know Isabella Velicogna
YouTube. Satellites. Microsoft Excel. What do these things all have in common? They’re each used by Isabella Velicogna (Faculty) in her teaching and research. The focus of Isabella’s research is the cryospheric components of the water cycle and their response to climate forcing. Her work has implications for future sea level rise, Earth system modeling and global land water cycle. The impacts are not only scientific but also societal as the Velicogna Research Group is working on developing tools to better predict the regional patterns of sea level rise and they are looking at changes in land ecosystems associated with changes in land hydrology. In addition to her scientific side, Isabella loves painting and illustrating children’s books. She has a passion for art, architecture and design.
Global Passages of Scientists (GPS)
Isabella has traveled to a variety of beautiful places for her research, including Greenland, Italy, and Antarctica. For many years, she free-climbed, and enjoyed spots like Mountrose in the Sierra Nevada Range. Isabella also enjoyed visiting Malaysia.