Mark F. Meier
Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado.
Fellow, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. Director, National Ice Core Laboratory.
Ph.D., 1957, California Institute of Technology.
Research Interests: Current research focuses on (1) glacier
dynamics, especially the relation between the rate of sliding on the bed and the basal
water system, (2) iceberg calving, and (3) the relation between changes in land ice and
global sea level, both at the present and that to be expected with a future
"greenhouse" warming of the atmosphere. Other research interests include use of
scaling techniques to infer global glacier distributions of area and thickness;
geophysical impacts on Earth of ice growth and wastage; snow, glacier, and mountain
hydrology; the response of glaciers to climate change; and remote sensing of ice and snow.
- Pfeffer, W. T., Meier, M. F., Illangasekare, T. H., 1991: Retention
of Greenland runoff by refreezing: implications for projected future sea level change.
Jour. Geophys. Res., 96 (C12), 22,117-22,124.
- Trupin, A.S., Meier, M.F., Wahr, J., 1992: Effect of melting glaciers
on the Earth's rotation and gravitational field. Geophysical Journal International,
- Meier, M.F., 1993: Ice, climate, and sea level: do we know what is
happening? In: Peltier, W.R. (ed.), Ice in the Climate System. NATO ASI Series, Vol. I-12,
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, p. 141-160.
- Meier, M., Lundstrom, S., Stone, D., Kamb, B., Engelhardt, H.,
Humphrey, N. Dunlap, W.W., Fahnestock, M., Krimmel, R.M., and Walters, R., 1994:
Mechanical and hydrologic basis for the rapid motion of a large tidewater glacier, 1.
Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(B8):15,219-15,229.
- Kamb, B., Engelhardt, E., Fahnestock, M.A., Humphrey, N., Meier, M.,
and Stone, D., 1994: Mechanical and hydrologic basis for the rapid motion of a large
tidewater glacier, 2. Interpretation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 99
- Bahr, D. B., Pfeffer, W. T., Meier, M. F., 1994: Theoretical
limitations to englacial velocity calculations. Journal of Glaciology, Vol 40, no. 136,
- Meier, M. F., 1994: Columbia Glacier during rapid retreat:
interactions between glacier flow and iceberg calving dynamics. Proceedings, Workshop on
the Calving Rate of West Greenland Glaciers in Response to Climate Change, N. Reeh (Ed).
Danish Polar Center, Copenhagen. 171 p.
- Warrick, R. A., LeProvost, C., Meier, M. F., Oerlemans, J.,
Woodworth, P. L., 1995 (in press): Changes in sea-level. Chapter 7 in: Climate Change
1995: the Science of Climate Change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Email address: Mark.Meier@Colorado.EDU
Phone: (303) 492-6556
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