In the Know – Gordon Hamilton
Polar glaciologist Gordon Hamilton, an associate research professor at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, studies ice sheets and their role in modulating global sea levels. He studies the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets both in the field and from space. As recently as this past summer, Hamilton was in Greenland, where he has worked for 15 years. There, he pioneered the measurement of extremely fast-flowing outlet glaciers, and was among the first scientists to report an accelerating rate of mass loss from the ice sheet.