David Pollard

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Senior Scientist, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute

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Research interests include numerical modeling of the Earth's climate, including 3-D atmospheric and ocean dynamics, vegetation and ice sheets; paleoclimates; ice ages; ice sheet-climate interactions; and vegetation-climate feedbacks.

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Recent Publications

Results of the third Marine Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project (MISMIP+)

Cornford, S. L., Seroussi, H., Asay-Davis, X. S., Hilmar Gudmundsson, G., Arthern, R., Borstad, C., Christmann, J., DIas Dos Santos, T., Feldmann, J., Goldberg, D., Hoffman, M. J., Humbert, A., Kleiner, T., Leguy, G., Lipscomb, W. H., Merino, N., Durand, G., Morlighem, M., Pollard, D., Rückamp, M. & 2 others, Rosie Williams, C. & Yu, H., Jul 21 2020, In : Cryosphere. 14, 7, p. 2283-2301 19 p.

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Deglaciation of Pope Glacier implies widespread early Holocene ice sheet thinning in the Amundsen Sea sector of Antarctica

Johnson, J. S., Roberts, S. J., Rood, D. H., Pollard, D., Schaefer, J. M., Whitehouse, P. L., Ireland, L. C., Lamp, J. L., Goehring, B. M., Rand, C. & Smith, J. A., Oct 15 2020, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 548, 116501.

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A fast particle-based approach for calibrating a 3-d model of the antarctic ice sheet

Lee, B. S., Haran, M., Fuller, R. W., Pollard, D. & Keller, K., 2020, In : Annals of Applied Statistics. 14, 2, p. 605-634 30 p.

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Projecting Antarctica's contribution to future sea level rise from basal ice shelf melt using linear response functions of 16 ice sheet models (LARMIP-2)

Levermann, A., Winkelmann, R., Albrecht, T., Goelzer, H., Golledge, N. R., Greve, R., Huybrechts, P., Jordan, J., Leguy, G., Martin, D., Morlighem, M., Pattyn, F., Pollard, D., Quiquet, A., Rodehacke, C., Seroussi, H., Sutter, J., Zhang, T., Van Breedam, J., Calov, R. & 17 others, Deconto, R., Dumas, C., Garbe, J., Hilmar Gudmundsson, G., Hoffman, M. J., Humbert, A., Kleiner, T., Lipscomb, W. H., Meinshausen, M., Ng, E., Nowicki, S. M. J., Perego, M., Price, S. F., Saito, F., Schlegel, N. J., Sun, S. & Van De Wal, R. S. W., Feb 14 2020, In : Earth System Dynamics. 11, 1, p. 35-76 42 p.

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Continuous simulations over the last 40 million years with a coupled Antarctic ice sheet-sediment model

Pollard, D. & DeConto, R. M., Jan 1 2020, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 537, 109374.

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The role of internal climate variability in projecting Antarctica’s contribution to future sea-level rise

Tsai, C. Y., Forest, C. E. & Pollard, D., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Climate Dynamics. 55, 7-8, p. 1875-1892 18 p.

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Possible Role for Tectonics in the Evolving Stability of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Alley, R. B., Pollard, D., Parizek, B. R., Anandakrishnan, S., Pourpoint, M., Stevens, N. T., MacGregor, J. A., Christianson, K., Muto, A. & Holschuh, N., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 124, 1, p. 97-115 19 p.

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Antarctic iceberg impacts on future Southern Hemisphere climate

Schloesser, F., Friedrich, T., Timmermann, A., DeConto, R. M. & Pollard, D., Sep 1 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, 9, p. 672-677 6 p.

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InitMIP-Antarctica: An ice sheet model initialization experiment of ISMIP6

Seroussi, H., Nowicki, S., Simon, E., Abe-Ouchi, A., Albrecht, T., Brondex, J., Cornford, S., Dumas, C., Gillet-Chaulet, F., Goelzer, H., Golledge, N. R., Gregory, J. M., Greve, R., Hoffman, M. J., Humbert, A., Huybrechts, P., Kleiner, T., Larour, E., Leguy, G., Lipscomb, W. H. & 19 others, Lowry, D., Mengel, M., Morlighem, M., Pattyn, F., Payne, A. J., Pollard, D., Price, S. F., Quiquet, A., Reerink, T. J., Reese, R., Rodehacke, C. B., Schlegel, N. J., Shepherd, A., Sun, S., Sutter, J., Van Breedam, J., Van De Wal, R. S. W., Winkelmann, R. & Zhang, T., May 14 2019, In : Cryosphere. 13, 5, p. 1441-1471 31 p.

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Nonlinear response of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to late Quaternary sea level and climate forcing

Tigchelaar, M., Timmermann, A., Friedrich, T., Heinemann, M. & Pollard, D., Oct 9 2019, In : Cryosphere. 13, 10, p. 2615-2631 17 p.

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