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Ian M. Howat
Associate Professor
Ph.D. - University of California - Santa Cruz 2006
Ian M. Howat
Office: ML 379
Phone: (614) 247-8944
Division: Water, Climate, and the Environment and Geodetic Science

  • Glaciology
  • Ian Howat is a glaciologist focused on the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets, and particularly their rapid response to climate forcing. He uses a wide range of observations from remote sensing, in situ data networks and field campaigns to constrain quantitative models of ice flow. These models are used to predict future changes in ice sheet mass balance and rates of sea level rise. Howat has been a participant and leader on numerous science expeditions to Antarctica, Iceland and Greenland. His work is funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation and OSU's Climate Water Carbon program and has been published in Science and Nature. He received the Cryosphere Young Investigator Award from the American Geophysical Union in 2007 and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House in 2011.