Kelly Brunt

Kelly Brunt is an Associate Research Scientist with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) at the University of Maryland and the NASA Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory. Dr. Brunt is interested in the mechanisms of large-scale ice-sheet flow as part of the effort to understand the role of ice margins in climate change. Her dissertation developed a model to assess the flow of the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, in response to ocean tides and then validated the model results based on GPS data collected at the front of the ice shelf. Her most recent projects use ICESat data to examine the character of the grounding zones of Antarctic ice shelves. At ESSIC and NASA, she is providing ice-sheet analysis for the ICESat-2 mission.