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Abdalati, Waleed Professor

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Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • My research interests are in the use of satellite and airborne remote sensing techniques, integrated with in situ observations and modeling, to understand how and why the Earth's ice cover is changing, and what those changes mean for life on Earth. In particular, my research focuses on the contributions of ice sheets and high-latitude glaciers to sea level rise and their relationship to the changing climate. Toward that end, I have been heavily involved in the development of NASA's Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) and its successor, ICESat-2, and I have worked on cryospheric applications of various other satellites and aircraft instruments. I also led the National Academy of Sciences Study, Earth Science and Applications from Space, to develop priorities for civilian space-based Earth observations for the next decade, guiding investments of tens of billions of dollars by US federal agencies.

keywords

  • Earth remote sensing, glaciers, ice sheets and sea level rise, Satellite mission science leadership

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOG 3840 - Undergraduate Independent Study Provides an independent study opportunity, by special arrangement with faculty, for students presenting strong geography preparation. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 4110 - Special Topics in Geography Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of instructors. See also GEOG 4100 and GEOG 4120. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5100 - Special Topics: Geography Covers various topics outside of the normal curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of faculty. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for master's students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6940 - Master's Candidate for Degree Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6950 - Master's Thesis Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 7840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for doctoral students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 3840 - Undergraduate Independent Study Provides an independent study opportunity, by special arrangement with faculty, for students presenting strong geography preparation. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for master's students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6940 - Master's Candidate for Degree Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6950 - Master's Thesis Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 7840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for doctoral students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. Instructor consent required. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 3840 - Undergraduate Independent Study Provides an independent study opportunity, by special arrangement with faculty, for students presenting strong geography preparation. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for master's students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6940 - Master's Candidate for Degree Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6950 - Master's Thesis Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 7840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for doctoral students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. Instructor consent required. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 3840 - Undergraduate Independent Study Provides an independent study opportunity, by special arrangement with faculty, for students presenting strong geography preparation. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 4110 - Special Topics in Geography Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of instructors. See also GEOG 4100 and GEOG 4120. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5100 - Special Topics: Geography Covers various topics outside of the normal curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of faculty. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 5840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for master's students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6940 - Master's Candidate for Degree Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 6950 - Master's Thesis Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 7840 - Graduate Independent Study Offers independent research for doctoral students only. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOG 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. Instructor consent required. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)