Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Tonie Van Dam

Tonie Van Dam

Tonie van Dam will be working with Prof. Steve Nerem, CCAR, to develop a long-wavelength model of vertical crustal motion along the world’s coastline using global GPS vertical velocities. The goal is to arrive at a global model of regional vertical land motion that can be used for regional sea level change studies. Tonie will also collaborate with Prof. Craig Jones (Geology) to better understand how changes in water storage can affect uplift of the Sierra Nevada. In addition to working with Nerem and Jones, van Dam has ongoing collaborations with Professors Kristine Larson and Anne Sheehan on GPS and the water cycle. van Dam is excited to be returning to CIRES and reigniting old collaborations as she got her PhD here in 1991. She is also looking forward to forging new collaborations with other researchers at CIRES who are investigating sea level, ice mass changes, and changes in the global water cycle.

Current Research

Tonie van Dam will be working with Prof. Steve Nerem, CCAR, to develop a long-wavelength model of vertical crustal motion along the world’s coastline using global GPS vertical velocities. The goal is to arrive at a global model of regional vertical land motion that can be used for regional sea level change studies. Tonie will also collaborate with Prof. Craig Jones (Geology) to better understand how changes in water storage can affect uplift of the Sierra Nevada. In addition to working with Nerem and Jones, van Dam has ongoing collaborations with Professors Kristine Larson and Anne Sheehan on GPS and the water cycle. van Dam is excited to be returning to CIRES and reigniting old collaborations as she got her PhD here in 1991. She is also looking forward to forging new collaborations with other researchers at CIRES who are investigating sea level, ice mass changes, and changes in the global water cycle.