Alex Robel

Alex Robel
Assistant Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
311 Ferst Drive
Fields of interest
Ice sheets, cryosphere, climate dynamics, ice-ocean interactions, sea level, mathematical modeling, dynamical systems
Description of scientific projects
In the Ice & Climate group, we are seeking to develop new and innovative ways to understand changing ice sheets and their complex interactions with the climate system. We use math, high-performance computing, and data (big, medium and small in size). We develop models, from simple to complex, in order to explain the changes we observe and to simulate those that may occur in the future. We adapt ideas from dynamical systems theory, statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics, and scientific computing to study the cryosphere. We also work with a talented cast of collaborators who work on, within, and under ice sheets and use state-of-the-art platforms such as satellites, aircraft, and drones to measure ice sheet changes.