The Ice & Ocean Group is a research group in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia focused on ice sheet and polar ocean changes. We employ sediments and landforms to explore former ice sheet margin migration, ice-bed interactions, processes that contribute to ice sheet change, and ocean conditions near marine-based ice sheets.
Funding for our research comes from the NSF Office of Polar Programs, International Union for Quaternary Research, UVA H.G. Goodell Endowment, and UVA Committee on Sustainability.
We collaborate with colleagues at institutions across the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Poland, and Italy.
Revealing the former bed of Thwaites Glacier using sea-floor bathymetry, published by The Cryosphere in 2020.
Foraminiferal patterns in deglacial sediment in the western Ross Sea, Antarctica: life near grounding lines, published Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology in 2020.
Timing and pathways of East Antarctic Ice Sheet retreat, published in Quaternary Science Reviews in 2020.
Sedimentary processes at ice sheet grounding-zone wedges: examples from Antarctica and Washington state, published in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms in 2019.
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