Our workgroup deals with problems in two main domains, the cryosphere and the coasts. Our subjects are broad ranging from geophysical loading changes to natural hazards, coastal erosion to glacier dynamics, to urbanization, hydrology and ecology.
Several recent manuscripts have been published!
This project is the focus of PhD candidate Jasmine Hansen's research, funded through a Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science… Read More
Changes in sea level already impact coastal communities through erosion, storm surge, saltwater intrusion, and other effects. Projections… Read More
We assess the interactions between mass movements, extreme precipitation, wildfire damage, and earthquakes and the potential for some… Read More
The largest source of eustatic sea level rise during the past century is mass loss from land ice (ice sheets and glaciers) through… Read More
The Vulcan Creek landslide occurred in southwest Yukon in the fall of 2014. No distinct trigger was identified for this landslide; however… Read More
Our study on how an outlet glacier formed and then transitioned to streaming flow in the Russian Arctic has been published in Geophysical… Read More
Pitcher L.H., Smith L.C., Cooley S.W., Zaino A., Carlson R., Pettit J., Gleason C.J., Minear J.T., Fayne J.V., Willis M.J., Hansen J.S.S., Easterday K.J., Harlan M.E., Langhorst T., Topp S.N., Dolan W., Kyzivat E.D., Pietroniro A., Marsh P., Yang D., Carter T., Onclin C., Hosseini N., Wilcox E., Moreira D., Berge-Nguyen M., Cretaux J-F., Pavelsky T.M. (2020) "Advancing Field-Based GNSS Surveying for Validation of Remotely Sensed Water Surface Elevation Products." Frontiers in Earth Science, 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.00278
Hamlington, B.D., and the NASA Sea Level Team (2020) “Understanding of Contemporary Regional Sea Level Change and the Implications for the Future.” Reviews of Geophysics. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019RG000672
Zheng, W.*, Pritchard, M.E., Willis, M.J., Stearns., L.E. (2019) “The possible transition from glacial surge to ice stream on Vavilov Ice Cap.” Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084948