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Ginny CataniaGinny Catania
University of Texas, Austin

Ginny Catania is a glaciologist at the University of Texas, Austin whose research focus is understanding how ice sheets will respond to future changes in climate. She is originally from Canada and escapes the Texas heat with many trips to the polar regions! She has been traveling to Antarctica since 1996 and recently completed her first field season in Greenland.

"I am a quantitative, process-oriented glaciologist who is interested in understanding ice dynamics and glacier processes through remote sensing, field and model observations. In particular, I focus on basal processes, the transfer of water through glaciers and ice sheets and ice stream dynamics. In order to predict future changes we must be able to separate out the natural fluctuations that appear to be inherent in ice sheet flow from the seemingly sudden changes happening today. My research goals are directed by these needs and are focused on ways to improve predictions of ice sheet behaviour."

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