Robert Bindschadler

Dr Bindschadler is a Chief Scientist of NASA's Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, a senior fellow of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a past president of the International Glaciological Society. His research focuses on the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets, investigating how remote sensing can be used to improve understanding of the role of ice in the Earth's climate. As the leader of 14 Antarctic field expeditions, he has extensive first-hand knowledge of the hazards and challenges of working in the Antarctic environment. Other research has taken him to Greenland and various glaciers throughout the world. During his 28 years at GSFC, he has developed numerous unique applications of remote sensing data for glaciological research, including measuring ice velocity and elevation using both visible and radar imagery, monitoring melt of ice sheets by microwave emissions, and detecting changes in ice sheet volume by repeat space-borne radar altimetry. He has testified before Congress, briefed the US Vice President on the issue of ice sheet stability, and served on many scientific commissions and study groups as an expert in glaciology and remote sensing of ice. He has over 145 scientific publications and numerous review articles.

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