The mechanisms that control ice sheet flow particularly derive from the evolution of the basal boundary condition. To investigate the controls of lithology, hydrology, and temperature on this evolution, Lucas uses a combination of geophysical methods — including GPS, seismic, and radar. More specifically, his research focuses on the basal conditions that drive fast flow changes across the Antarctic ice sheet over interglacial timescales and at present.
glaciology, ice streams, basal hydrology
Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Santa Cruz
M.S., Earth Science, The Ohio State University
B.S., GeoScience, University of Southern Maine