Robert Bindschadler

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Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Dr. Robert Bindschadler is Chief Scientist of NASA’s Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory. His research studies the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets, using remote sensing to improve our understanding of the role of ice in the Earth's climate. During his 29 years at Goddard, he has developed numerous unique applications of remote sensing data for glaciological research. He has lead 15 Antarctic field expeditions and worked in Greenland and other parts of the globe. Dr. Bindschadler is a Senior Fellow of the Goddard Space Flight Center, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a past President of the International Glaciological Society. He has testified before Congress, briefed the U.S. Vice President on ice-sheet stability and served on many scientific commissions. He has published over 130 scientific papers, and been interviewed for television, radio and print media on the glaciological impacts of the climate on the world's ice sheets and glaciers.