The Polar Geophysics Group (PGG) is a team of scientists and engineers from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of The Earth Institute at Columbia University.
The research within PGG encompasses a broad spectrum of instrument development, fundamental mapping, and process-based discovery. Our group studies ice sheet dynamics, morphology, and processes; as well as, ice-ocean interactions, and the geological settings of the polar regions. We specialize in airborne and ground-based fieldwork, remote-sensing, data analysis, and mathematical and numerical modeling.
While PGG is involved in geophysical campaigns in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, we are primarily located at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY. Many from the Polar Geophysics Group are located within the Oceanography building, within the Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics.
We are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and additional private foundations.