J.M. (Jan) Haacker
I studied negative feedbacks important to ice sheet dynamics on a millennial timescale using the Parallel Ice Sheet Model (PISM) at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Those are driven by isostatic adjustments of the upper earth mantle and characteristics of the sediment.
Combining laser and radar altimetric remote sensing data of the IceSat-2 and CryoSat-2, I will study seasonal mass changes of different glaciers. Phase ambiguities in the SWATH-processed data and radar wave penetration of dry snow pack will pose main challenges.