My research uses numerical models to study the causes of climate change. I am particularly interested in whether melting ice sheets can trigger abrupt periods of climate cooling, both in the past and the future. Current projects of interest including: (1) Assessing the impact of a collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet on global climate, (2) Modeling the impact of iceberg discharges on Heinrich Events and other periods of past abrupt cooling, (3) Determining the role of Arctic sea ice and freshwater on climate.
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