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Gordon Hamilton

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of CambridgeGordon Hamilton
Phone: 207-581-3446
Fax: 207-581-1203

School of Earth and Climate Sciences
4 Sawyer Environmental Research Building Annex
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5764

I am a physical glaciologist interested in the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets, and their interaction with the climate system. My research group is working on a variety of topics related to ice sheet mass balance, including:

  • dynamics and kinematics of rapid outlet glacier flow in Greenland
  • ice-ocean interactions in Greenland
  • subglacial floods and their affect on Antarctic outlet glacier flow
  • spatial and secular patterns in polar snow accumulation

The work involves a combination of field measurement, satellite remote sensing, and modeling. See for more details.

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