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New York University

Contact Info

New York University
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
251 Mercer St, MC-0711
Center for Atmosphere- Ocean Studies
New York, NY 10012-1185

Professor David M Holland

Phone: (212) 998-3245
Fax: 212-995-4121
Email: holland@cims.nyu.edu
Website: fish.cims.nyu.edu/~holland

Fields of Interest

Ice-ocean modeling

Description of Scientific Projects

My scientific research activities focus on understanding the role of the polar oceans and ice in the global climate system. It is well appreciated that both the Arctic and Antarctic regions represent the wild cards in the prediction of future global climate change and that fundamental research is still much needed to uncover the basic physical mechanisms controlling the climate of those regions . My research methodology is the construction of physically-based numerical models of the ice-ocean component of the global climate system. While sea-ice is fundamentally included in such a modeling approach, also included are the floating extensions of the land ice sheets, known as ice shelves. These thick, floating expanses of glacial ice represent the critical and direct link between the variability of the ocean circulation and the stability or instability of the massive land ice sheets. Development of assimilation techniques of available observational data into the numerical models is also a key aspect of the research program. Current as of 10/20/01

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