Profile for Robert Bindschadler
Office Phone: 301-614-5707
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.
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)
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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 M.D. King, C.L. Parkinson, K. Partington, R. Williams (Ed.), 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
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., 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