Richard Alley

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Evan Pugh University Professor, Geosciences

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Mechanisms and possibility of recurrence of abrupt climate change, ice-bed interactions with implications for fast glacier flow and sea-level change, improved measurement of ice-core properties, and glaciology.

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Recent Publications

The Paris Climate Agreement and future sea-level rise from Antarctica

DeConto, R. M., Pollard, D., Alley, R. B., Velicogna, I., Gasson, E., Gomez, N., Sadai, S., Condron, A., Gilford, D. M., Ashe, E. L., Kopp, R. E., Li, D. & Dutton, A., May 6 2021, In: Nature. 593, 7857, p. 83-89 7 p.

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Grounding zone subglacial properties from calibrated active-source seismic methods

Horgan, H. J., Van Haastrecht, L., Alley, R. B., Anandakrishnan, S., Beem, L. H., Christianson, K., Muto, A. & Siegfried, M. R., Apr 19 2021, In: Cryosphere. 15, 4, p. 1863-1880 18 p.

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Interpretation of topography and bed properties beneath Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica using seismic reflection methods

Clyne, E. R., Anandakrishnan, S., Muto, A., Alley, R. B. & Voigt, D. E., Nov 15 2020, In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 550, 116543.

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Linking postglacial landscapes to glacier dynamics using swath radar at Thwaites glacier, Antarctica

Holschuh, N., Christianson, K., Paden, J., Alley, R. B. & Anandakrishnan, S., 2020, In: Geology. 48, 3, p. 268-272 5 p., 6772.

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Twenty-first century sea-level rise could exceed IPCC projections for strong-warming futures

Siegert, M., Alley, R. B., Rignot, E., Englander, J. & Corell, R., Dec 18 2020, In: One Earth. 3, 6, p. 691-703 13 p.

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Application of Constitutive Friction Laws to Glacier Seismicity

Zoet, L. K., Ikari, M. J., Alley, R. B., Marone, C., Anandakrishnan, S., Carpenter, B. M. & Scuderi, M. M., Nov 16 2020, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 47, 21, e2020GL088964.

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Evaluation of ice-stream model sensitivities for parameter estimation

Alley, R. B., Li, W., Parizek, B. R. & Zhang, F., Jun 15 2019, In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 516, p. 49-55 7 p.

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Glacial erosion: Status and outlook

Alley, R. B., Cuffey, K. M. & Zoet, L. K., Dec 1 2019, In: Annals of Glaciology. 60, 80, p. 1-13 13 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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