Ginny Catania

Dr. Ginny Catania joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005, after completing her post-doctoral research at the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in geophysics at the University of Washington. She won the Jackson School of Geosciences Excellence in Research Award in 2007 and the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 1998.

Catania is a quantitative, process-oriented glaciologist who is interested in understanding ice dynamics and glacier processes through remote sensing, field and model observations. In particular, she focuses on basal processes, the transfer of water through glaciers and ice sheets and ice stream dynamics. She has conducted field work in Greenland and Antarctica. She is currently researching the importance of meltwater to the peripheral thinning of Greenland’s ice sheet for NASA, and short-term fluctuations in Antarctic ice sheet discharge for the NSF.

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