California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Ice Physics

Figure AModeled velocity field at Langjokull produced using NASA/JPL airborne InSAR observations.

Glaciers and ice sheets respond dynamically to environmental forcing with a diverse range of physical mechanisms that includes ice deformation, melting, sliding, and calving. In the Seismo Lab, we use seismic and geodetic observations as well as analytic and numerical models to improve our understanding of the mechanics of glaciers, which in turn allows for better prediction of the future of ice sheets with climate change.

Seismo Lab scientists doing research in this area:


Graduate students