Dr. David F. Porter
Associate Research Scientist , Marine Geology & Geophysics , Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) , The Earth Institute
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964
I study how the Atmosphere and Ocean drive changes in the Ice Sheets, using a combination of unique observations and models.
Broadly, my research involves climate processes at high-latitudes. I’m interested in the interactions between Earth system components in BOTH polar regions. My current research is focused on ice-ocean interaction in Greenland and Antarctica. Are warming ocean waters responsible for the increase in mass loss of marine-terminating glaciers worldwide? How stable are the Ice Shelves, especially the Ross Ice Shelve, which holds back multiple meters of sea level rise locked up in West Antarctic ice? What drives the newly-observed surface melt in the frigid Southern Continent?
(Caption: Greenland Rising meeting in Nuuk)
5 PUBLICATIONS ON COLUMBIA | ACADEMIC COMMONS
- Evolution of the Seasonal Surface Mixed Layer of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, Observed With Autonomous Profiling Floats
- Developing a Glacial Surface Model for Greenland to Improve the Projections of Surface Runoff
- Identifying Spatial Variability in Greenland’s Outlet Glacier Response to Ocean Heat
- Resolving bathymetry from airborne gravity along Greenland fjords
- Bathymetric control of tidewater glacier mass loss in northwest Greenland