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Abdalati, Waleed Professor

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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

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Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOG 4110 - Special Topics in Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    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.
  • GEOG 5100 - Special Topics: Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    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.

Background

International Activities

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