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Tamlin M. Pavelsky

Tamlin M. Pavelsky


Ph.D. Geography University of California Los Angeles 2008
M.A. Geography University of California Los Angeles 2004
B.A. Geography Middlebury College 2001

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on the intersections between hydrology, satellite remote sensing, and climate change. I work on scales ranging from the entire globe to a single large wetland, with a special interest in Arctic and Subarctic regions. Current research projects aim to address three questions:

  1. How can satellite remote sensing be used to understand the storage and movement of surface water?
  2. How accurately can regional climate models simulate hydrologic processes?
  3. How is anthropogenic warming impacting Arctic and boreal hydrologic and climatic systems?

Research and Activities

My research group is participating in several major NASA- and NSF-funded projects, including the following:

  • The NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Satellite Mission:
  • The NASA Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE):
  • The NASA DeltaX Campaign to study the Mississippi Delta:
  • The NSF-funded Navigating Convergent Pressures on Arctic Development (CPAD) Project:
  • The NASA-funded Lake Observations by Citizen Scientists and Satellites (LOCSS) project: