Physical Climate: Weighting Changes in Water and Ice from Space
Isabella Velicogna, UCI Department of Earth System Sciences
May 7, 2019
UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D
7:30 – 9:00AM
Professor Velicogna’s research group focuses on studying the cryospheric components of the water cycle and their response to climate forcing. In particular, the group studies Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, their contribution to sea level rise, and the evolution of the Arctic water cycle in response to climate change.
In the lab, she uses multi-sensor geophysical techniques, especially satellite time-variable gravity (GRACE) and altimetry (ICESAT, ERS, Envisat), as well as passive microwave and GPS, in combination with in-situ data, global climate model outputs and re-analysis data.
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. The team is studying the changes in land ecosystems associated with changes in land hydrology, and they developing tools to better predict the regional patterns of sea level rise.
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