American Geophysical Union experts available to comment on ice and glaciers

AGU has compiled a list of several scientists who are available to comment on the science behind ice and glaciers, as well as the hazards they can pose, such as sea level rise.

Robin Bell is president of AGU and a climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory where she directs research programs in Antarctica and Greenland and has developed technology to monitor our changing planet. She studies ice sheet dynamics, including the impacts glaciers have on the underlying surface of the Earth, as well as the interactions between ice sheets and tectonics. A mile-long Antarctic ridge, Bell Buttress, was named after her and she discovered a volcano beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet.
Contact: Kevin Krajick
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (212) 854-9729

T.J. Fudge is an assistant research professor at the University of Washington where he works in the geophysical sciences, studies extreme environments and conducts climate research. He focuses on Antarctic ice cores to see how past climate changes inform current climate change caused by humans. He also works on past and future projections of precipitation, as well as how ice flow has changed over time, and how mountain glaciers in the U.S. have changed.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (206) 543-0162

Gifford Miller is a University of Colorado Boulder geology professor and a fellow and associate director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research where his work includes reconstructing past environmental changes to better understand the rates and magnitude of natural climate variability. He has studied glacial history in the Eastern Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard and the Russian Arctic Islands. Recently, his research has addressed the disappearance of small glaciers in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (303) 492-6962

Kent Moore is a physics professor at the University of Toronto Mississauga where he studies the way the atmosphere interacts with sea ice and the underlying ocean. His research focuses on regions of reduced ice cover deep in the pack ice called polynyas. His research has taken him to the Canadian Arctic, the Nares Strait, off the northern and eastern parts of Greenland, as well as the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (905) 569-5766

Tamlin Pavelsky is a professor of global hydrology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the intersection of hydrology, satellite remote sensing and climate change. His primary areas of expertise are river and lake ice, as well as some aspects of mountain snowpack. His work is currently focused on how climate change caused by humans is affecting hydrologic and climatic systems in the Arctic.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (919) 962-4239

Elena Scibilia is a researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has worked with mountain permafrost in volcanic areas and the Kamchatka peninsula in eastern Russia. Her research has looked at the insulating properties of volcanic ash and its impacts on glaciers, permafrost and ice aggregation. Currently, her research focuses on the landscape and infrastructure dynamics of frozen environments undergoing climate change in Canada, Norway and Svalbard.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +47 92020091

Julienne Stroeve is a senior research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. She studies how the future loss of Arctic sea ice could impact the snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere. Her work includes the remote sensing of sea ice and snow in the visible, infrared and microwave wavelengths; mapping snow depth on sea ice; improving ice thickness retrieval; as well as links to greenhouse gases.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (303) 492-3584