Indrani Das

Indrani Das

Research Interest


I am a Glaciologist and I work on both Antarctica and Greenland ice sheets and Antarctic ice shelves. I study the processes via which ice sheets are changing mass using satellite and airborne remote sensing. I particularly use airborne radars used to image the ice sheets and quantify basal mass balance and ice-ocean-atmosphere interaction.

My current focus involves studying grounding zone processes underneath the fast-moving and fast-changing Thwaites Glacier that is thought to hold together the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. I also work with ice sheet models such as ISSM, Ua and STREAMICE and work with model inversions and comparison with observations.


Bachelors and Masters: Majored in Physics and Particle Physics;

Ph.D: Atmospheric Physics;

Postdoctoral research: Ice sheets, mountain glaciers and climate change.