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C. K. Shum
Professor & Distinguished University Scholar
Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin 1982
C. K. Shum
Office: ML 221B
Phone: (614) 292-7118
Division: Geodetic Science

  • Satellite Geodesy
  • Sea-Level
  • Satellite Oceanography & Hydrology
  • Geodynamics
  • Ice Mass Balance
  • C.K. Shum is a Professor of Geodetic Science at the School of Earth Sciences, and a Distinguished University Scholar at The Ohio State University. He and his research group focus on the research relating to the accurate measurements of present-day sea-level rise and to the improved understanding of the geophysical causes of its rise, including anthropogenic climate-change. They also work on research in satellite geodesy, temporal gravity field and tide modeling, satellite oceanography, hydrology and geodynamics, ice mass balance, precision satellite orbit determination, GNSS meteorology, planetary geodesy, and space physics. He has published more than 170 journal papers, received a number of awards from NASA, Ohio State University and other agencies. He was a Lead Author in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC)'s Fourth Assessment Report, which contributed to the joint award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to IPCC and Al Gore, Jr. He is a Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy, and President of IAG's Advanced Space Technology Section, 1999-2003. His work was covered by New York Times, Physics Today, Sky & Telescope Radio Show, Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science TV, Science News, Science Daily, Scientific American, Soundings magazine, Deccan Chronicle, La Figaro,, Tomorrow Focus Portal GmbH, Axel Springer AG, Televisión Española, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, Columbus Dispatch, and other news organizations.