Portrait of Knut Christianson

Earth and Space Sciences

Knut Christianson

Assistant Professor

Knut Christianson is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, as well as a faculty member in the Future of Ice initiative. His research focuses on integrating field and remote sensing data of ice sheets into models to improve simulations of past and future climate change. His models ultimately allow implementation of sensible climate change mitigation strategies. More recently, Christianson has started to study oceanographic processes occurring proximal to ice sheet margins. He has participated in 16 polar field expeditions to Svalbard, Norway, Greenland, and Antarctica.