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Dr. David F. Porter

Associate Research Scientist , Marine Geology & Geophysics , Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) , The Earth Institute

109E Oceanography
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964
USA

BIOGRAPHY: 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?

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RECENT POSTS FROM STATE OF THE PLANET

Mar 01, 2020

Welcome to my new Github hosted website. Hopefully the ease at which this is managed and maintained means it will stay up to date and relevant!

About me!

Plans

Feb 14, 2020

New State-of-the-Planet blog post by M. Turrin

(Caption: Greenland Rising meeting in Nuuk)