Profile for Robert Bindschadler


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Title: Emeritus Scientist
Affiliation: NASA
Contact: E-mail
Office Phone: 360-775-5864

Dr. Robert Bindschadler has been an active Antarctic field researcher for the past 25 years. He has led 14 field expeditions to Antarctica and has participated in many other expeditions to glaciers and ice caps around the world. He maintains an active interest in the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets, primarily on Earth, investigating how remote sensing can be used to improve our understanding of the role of ice in the Earth's climate.

Applications developed by Dr. Bindschadler include measuring ice velocity and elevation using both visible and radar imagery, monitoring melt of and snowfall on ice sheets by microwave emissions, and detecting changes in ice-sheet volume by repeat space-borne radar altimetry.

He has advised the US Congress and the Vice President on the stability of ice sheets and ice shelves and served on many scientific commissions and study groups as an expert in glaciology and remote sensing of ice.

Some of the more significant awards he has received are: Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (2001); Goddard Senior Fellow (2000); Excellence in Federal Career (1989); the Antarctic Service Medal (1984) and the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (1994).

He has published over 130 scientific papers, numerous review articles and has appeared on television and been heard on radio commenting on glaciological impacts of the climate on the world's ice sheets and glaciers.

He currently is the Immediate Past President of the International Glaciological Society, chairs the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Initiative, sits on both the US and International Planning Groups for the International Polar Year and is an Editor for the Journal of Glaciology.

Publications

Roy, D., Wulder M.A., Loveland T.R., Woodcock C.E., Allen R.G., Anderson M.C., Helder D., J.R. Irons, Johnson D.M., Kennedy R., Scambos T.A., Schaaf C. B., Schott J.R., Sheng Y., E.F. Vermote, Belward A.S., R. Bindschadler, Cohen W.B., F. Gao, Hipple J.D., Hostert P., Huntington J., Justice C.O., Kilic A., Kovalskyy V., Lee Z. P., Lymburner L., J. Masek, J. McCorkel, Shuai Y., Trezza R., Vogelmann J., Wynne R.H., and Zhu Z. (2014). Landsat-8: Science and product vision for terrestrial global change research Remote Sensing of Environment, 145, 154-172
10.1016/j.rse.2014.02.00

Bindschadler, R., S. Nowicki, A. Abe-Ouchi, A. Ashwanden, H. Choi, J. Fastook, G. Granzow, R. Greve, G. Gutowski, U. Herzfeld, C. Jackson, J. Johnson, C. Khroulev, A. Levermann, W. H. Lipscomb, M. A. Martin, M. Morlighem, B. R. Parizek, D. Pollard, S. F. Price, D. Ren, F. Saito, T. Sato, H. Seddik, H. Seroussi, K. Takahashi, R. Walker, and W. L. Wang. (2013). Ice-sheet model sensitivities to environmental forcing and their use in projecting future sea level (the SeaRISE project) Journal of Glaciology, 59(214).
10.3189/2013JoG12J125

Nowicki, S., R.A. Bindschadler, A. Abe-Ouchi, A. Aschwanden, E. Bueler, H. Choi, J. Fastook, G. Granzow, R. Greve, G. Gutowski, U. Herzfeld, C. Jackson, J. Johnson, C. Khroulev, E. Larour, A. Levermann, W.H. Lipscomb, M.A. Martin, M. Morlighem, B.R. Parizek, D. Pollard, S.F. Price, D. Ren, E. Rignot, F. Saito, T. Sato, H. Seddik, H. Seroussi, K. Takahashi, R. Walker, and W.L. Wang (2013). Insights into spatial sensitivities of ice mass response to environmental change from the SeaRISE ice sheet modeling project I: Antarctica JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: EARTH SURFACE, 118, 1002-1024
10.1002/jgrf.20081

Parizek, B., K. Christianson, S. Anandakrishnan, R. Alley, R. Walker, R. Edwards, D.Wolfe, G. Bertini, S.Rinehart, R. Bindschadler, and S. Nowicki (2013). Dynamic (in)stability of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: EARTH SURFACE, 118, 1-18
10.1002/jgrf.20044

Bindschadler, R., Choi, H., Wichlacz, A., Bingham, R., Brunt, K, Corr, H., Drews, R., Fricker, H., Hall, M., Hindmarch, R., Kohler, J., Padman, L., Rack, W., Rotschky, G., Urbini, S., P. Vornberger, and Young, N. (2011). Getting around Antarctica: new high-resolution mappings of the grounded and freely-floating boundaries of the Antarctic ice sheet created for the International Polar Year The Cryosphere, 5, 569-588
10.5194/tc-5-569-2011

Bindschadler, R., D. Vaughan, and P. Vornberger (2011). Variability of basal melt beneath the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, West Antarctica Journal of Glaciology, 57(204), 581-595

Abdalati, W., H.J. Zwally, R. Bindschadler, B. Csatho, S. Farrell, H. Fricker, D. Harding, R. Kwok, M. Lefsky, T. Markus, A. Marshak, T. Neumann, S. Palm, B. Schutz, B. Smith, J. Spinhirne, and C. Webb. (2010). The ICESat-2 Laser Altimetry Mission Proc. IEEE, 98(5), 735-751
10.1109/JPROC.2009.2034765

Bindschadler, R., Ted A. Scambos, Hyeung Choi, and Terry M. Haran (2010). Ice sheet change detection by satellite image differencing Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 1353-1362
10.1016/j.rse.2010.01.014

Campbell, B., and R. Bindschadler (2009). The Landsat Image Mosiac of Antarctica (LIMA) The Science Teacher, 34-40

Lipscomb, W., R. Bindschadler, E. Bueler, D. Holland, J. Johnson, and S. Price (2009). A Community Ice Sheet Model for Sea Level Prediction Eos Trans. AGU, 90(3).
10.1029/2009EO030004

Winberry, J.P., S. Anandakrishnan, R.B. Alley, R. Bindschadler, and M.A. King (2009). Basal mechanics of ice streams: Insights from the stick-slip motion of Whillans Ice Stream J. Geophys. Res., 114(F01016).
10.1029/2008JF001035

Bindschadler, R., B. Campbell, and P.D. Przyborski (2008). Antarctica in High Definition The Earth Scientist, XXVII(1), 6-9

Bindschadler, R. (2008). Ice on the Edge Natural History, 28-33

Bindschadler, R. (2008). Why Predicting West Antarctic Ice Sheet Behavior is So Hard: What We Know; What We Don’t Know; and How We Will Find Out, Sudden and Disruptive Climate Change. In The Climate Institute. (75-80). Earthscan.

Bindschadler, R., P. Vornberger, A. Fleming, A. Fox, J. Mullins, D. Binnie, S.J. Paulsen, B. Granneman, and D. Gorodetzky (2008). The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica Remote Sens. Environ., 112, 4214-4226
10.1016/j.rse.2008.07.006

Sergienko, O.V., R. Bindschadler, P. Vornberger, and D.R. MacAyeal (2008). Ice Stream basal conditions from block-wise surface data inversion and simple regression models of ice stream flow: Application to Bindschadler Ice Stream J. Geophys. Res., 113(F04010), 11 pp
10.1029/2008JF001004

Bindschadler, R., and H. Choi (2007). Increased water storage at ice-stream onsets: a critical mechanism? J. Glaciol., 53(181), 163-171

Fricker, H.A., R. Bindschadler, T. Scambos, and L. Padman (2007). An Active Subglacial Water System in Western Antarctica Mapped from Space Sci., 315, 1544-1548

Sergienko, O.V., D.R. MacAyeal, and R. Bindschadler (2007). Causes of sudden, short-term changes in ice-stream surface elevation Geophys. Res. Lett., 34(L22503), 6 pp

Thomas, R., and R. Bindschadler (2007). Ice Sheets and the Threat to Global Sea Level. In Our Changing Planet: The View From Space. (218-255). Cambridge Univ. Press.

Bindschadler, R. (2006). Hitting the Ice Sheets Where It Hurts Science, 311, 1720-1721

Bindschadler, R., H. Choi, C. Shuman, and T. Markus (2005). Detecting and measuring new snow accumulation on ice sheets by satellite remote sensing Remote Sens. Environ., 98, 388-402

Bindschadler, R., H. Choi, C. Shuman, and T. Markus (2005). Detecting and measuring new snow accumulation on ice sheets by satellite remote sensing Remote Sens. Environ., 98, 388-402

Bindschadler, R., H. Choi, C. Shuman, and T. Markus (2005). Detecting and measuring new snow accumulation on ice sheets by satellite remote sensing Rem. Sens. Env., 98, 388-402

Bindschadler, R., P. Vornberger, and Gray, L. (2005). Changes in the Ice Plain of Whillans Ice Stream, West Antarctica, Journal of Glaciology, 51(175), 620-636

Gray, L., I. Joughin, S. Tulaczyk, V.B. Spikes, R. Bindschadler, and K. Jezek (2005). Evidence for subglacial water transport in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet through three-dimensional satellite radar interferometry Geophys. Res. Lett., 32(L03501), 4 pp

Joughin, I., R. Bindschadler, M.A. King, D. Voigt, R.B. Alley, S. Anandakrishnan, H. Horgan, L. Peters, P. Winberry, S.B. Das, and G. Catania (2005). Continued deceleration of Whillans Ice Stream, West Antarctica Geophys. Res. Lett., 32(L22501), 4 pp

Bindschadler, R., and H. Choi (2003). Characterizing and Correcting Hyperion Detectors using Ice-Sheet Images IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., EO-1 Special Issue, 41(6), 1189-1193

Bindschadler, R. (2003). Tracking Sub-Pixel-Scale Sastrugi with Advanced Land Imager IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., EO-1 Special Issue, 41(6), 1373-1377

Bindschadler, R., P. Vornberger, M. King, and L. Padman (2003). Tidally-Driven Stick-Slip Motion in the Mouth of Whillans Ice Stream Antarctica, Ann. Glaciol., 36, 263-272

Bindschadler, R., M. King, R.A. Alley, S. Anandakrishnan, and L. Padman (2003). Tidally Controlled Stick-Slip Discharge of a West Antarctic Ice Stream Science, 301, 1087-1089

Hall, D.K., K.J. Bayr, W. Schoner, R. Bindschadler, and J.Y. Chien L. (2003). Consideration of the errors inherent in mapping historical glacier positions in Austria from the ground and space (1893-2001) Remote Sensing of Environment, 86, 566-577

Bindschadler, R., and C.R. Bentley (2002). On Thin Ice Sci. Amer., 287(6), 98-105

Bindschadler, R., Scambos, T., Rott, H., and Skvarca, P. (2002). Ice dolines on Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica Annals of Glaciology, 34, 283-290

Bindschadler, R., X. Chen, and P. Vornberger (2000). Detecting Ice-sheet Topography with AVHRR, RESURS-01, and Landsat TM Imagery Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 66(4), 417-422

Bindschadler, R., and P. Vornberger (1998, January 30). Changes in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Since 1963 from Declassified Satelllite, Photography Science, 279, 689-692

Bindschadler, R., P. Vornberger, D. Blakenship, T. Scambos, and R. Jacobel (1996). Surface Velocity and Mass Balance of Ice Streams D and E, West Antarctica Journal of Glaciology, 42(142), 461-475

Bindschadler, R., and P. Vornberger (1994). Detailed Elevation Map of Ice Stream C Using Satellite Imagery and Airborne Radar Annals of Glaciology, 20, 327-335

Bindschadler, R., and P. Vornberger (1992). Multi-Spectral Analysis of Ice Sheets Using Coregistered SAR and TM Imagery International Journal of Remote Sensing, 13(4), 637-645

Bindschadler, R., and P. Vornberger (1990). AVHRR Imagery Reveals Antarctic Ice Dynamics, EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union, 71(23), 741-742