Tad Pfeffer
Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering • PhD University of Washington 1987


Glaciology, continuum mechanics, heat transfer, analysis and numerical methods

Research Interests

  • Glacier physics, including ice mechanics and glacier dynamics.
  • Heat and mass transfer in snow and ice.
  • Atmosphere/glacier and ocean/glacier interactions.
  • Analysis and modeling of iceberg calving dynamics of tidewater glaciers and ice streams.
  • Determination of the internal velocity field in ice.
  • Reconstruction of Late Wisconsin advances of ice in the Hudson Strait region.
  • Mechanics and thermodynamics of continuous media.
  • Fluid dynamics.
  • Finite element and finite different methods in analysis of heat transfer and mechanics of continuous media.
  • Computer graphics.
  • Experimental methods in snow hydrology.