Jeremy Bassis is an associate professor at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the complicated array of dynamic processes affecting ice sheet and glacier evolution, and how those ice bodies respond climate change—past, present, and future. One of the ice sheet processes that his research targets is improving our understanding of the mechanics of iceberg calving, a process that accounts for up to two-thirds of the mass discharged from the cryosphere to the ocean. This process has implications for century-scale sea level rise, and introduces a "fast" timescale into the response of the ice sheets to climate change, one that is not accounted for in numerical models.
Bassis is a lead Principal Investigator on the DOMINOS team. He and his team will use computer modelling to examine calving and associated processes that could cause the rapid retreat and collapse of the glacier.