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Sridhar Anandakrishnan

Office Address: 
513 Deike
Department of Geosciences
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
PDF icon Curriculum Vitae (91.21 KB)
Research Interests: 
  • Reflection Seismology
  • Glaciology
  • Geophysics
PhD, U Wisconsin, 1990, Geophysics
MS, BS, Columbia University, Electrical Engineering, 1983, 1982

The research group I am a part of (the Penn State Ice and Climate Exploration---PSICE--- is involved in a number of projects ranging from satellite remote sensing and geophysics to modeling to laboratory measurements of ice properties

  • We are part of a large project to characterize Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica to help project its future contribution to sea level rise
  • We are working to colleagues to study the calving and flow of Helheim Glacier in Greenland
  • Using geophysics and drilling we will be mapping a history of the Greenland Ice Sheet as part of the GreenDrill project

I am a glaciologist and geophysicist who is interested in the response of the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland to climate change. Making progress in this field depends on a better understanding of subglacial geological and geophysical conditions. The distribution of sedimentary basins, crustal heat flow, bed-forms and -roughness, and hydrology are all poorly understood subglacial parameters of the great Polar ice sheets, which can have significant societal impacts through sea level change.

My background is in Geophysics, Glaciology, and Electrical Engineering. I’m happy to welcome new students. Both undergraduates who want to take my classes, do a senior thesis, a project, and graduate students who wish to pursue a Master’s or Ph.D. in glaciology.