Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
The team will undertake a series of focused, hypothesis-driven, coordinated investigations with the ultimate goal of developing a space-dependent model for sea-level annual, interannual, and secular variations from 1993 onward that integrates relevant data, circulation and climate of the ocean, and models for responses to climate change.
OUTCOMES: Concluded that Self-attraction and loading of the oceans can explain 0.2 cm2 (16%) of GRACE annual variances and succeed 1 cm2 in some regions. Developed a model for Alaskan glaciers. Showed that near-field tide-gauge records could contain significant information about the spatial distribution of ice loss. The higher-resolution model can successfully capture mass changes estimated in mascon solutions. One manuscript submitted and one published.
Geochemical Analysis of Ancient Salt Deposits from the Dead Sea and its Climate and Hydrology During Warmer Periods in the Past 200,000 Years
4-D AEROSOLS: occurrence, type and evolution study using the GISS-E2 model and space/ground based observations
Antarctic Cryospheric Change: Mechanisms and Feedback on Climate
Collaborative Research Assessing the Simulated Simulated Arctic Freshwater System in CMIP5 Models, the CESM Large Ensemble, and Forced Simulations