Isabella Velicogna

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3226 Croul Hall
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Employs advanced multi-sensor geophysical techniques, including satellite time-variable gravity (GRACE), satellite laser and radar altimetry, satellite passive microwave and GPS in combination with in situ data and re-analysis data, to study the mass balance of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets and glaciers worldwide in response to climate warming.
Studies the regional patterns of sea level rise in response to melting of land ice based on current and past observations and using various projection scenarios of land ice evolution.
Studies the evolution of the high Arctic water cycle in response to climate change using satellite time-variable gravity and other techniques to evaluate the impact of these changes on land hydrology and high Arctic ecosystems.

Expert in ice sheet mass balance and contribution to sea level, the evolution of the Arctic water cycle in response to climate change and its impact on ecosystems, and satellite time-variable gravity combined with other geophysical techniques.

Research Areas: 
Physical Climate
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Velicogna Research Group