David Alan Braaten


David Braaten
  • Professor
  • Associate Director, CReSIS
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Geography and Atmospheric Science
  • Geography
  • Physics and Astronomy

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Office Phone Second:
Department Phone:
Lindley Hall, room #413B
Nichols Hall, room #321
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7613

Research

My research interests and activities are multidisciplinary, involving atmospheric science, remote sensing, and glaciology. In particular, my work involves instrument development, conducting airborne and surface-based field experiments (mainly in Greenland and Antarctica), and validating the field measurements using ice core analyses, snow pit data sets and numerical weather forecast model data. Most of my current research is related to the study of ice sheet response to global warming, the current mass balance of the ice sheets, and the contribution of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets to sea level rise. This research has a high degree of societal relevance, as our work has estimated that a 1 meter rise in sea level would displace more than 100 million people worldwide.

Teaching

Teaching interests:

  • Atmospheric Science
  • remote sensing
  • polar regions