Dr. Tulaczyk’s research focuses on ice sheets and glaciers as dynamic features interacting with geologic, hydrologic, and climatic processes on different timescales. Much of his glaciological work is based on data constraining the recent behavior of the West Antarctic ice sheet. One of his current goals is to test the idea that the ice sheet may collapse and contribute significantly to the ongoing global sea level rise by investigating the physical controls on ice flow velocity and constructs quantitative models of ice flow dynamics. He is exploring the geologic controls through sedimentological and geochemical analysis of subglacial sediment samples.
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