Gordon Hamilton

Climate Change Institute | Personal Website

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 http://climatechange.umaine.edu/glaciology/index.html for more details.