Ted Scambos

Ted Scambos

Senior Research Scientist | University of Colorado’s Earth Science and Observation Center

Dr. Ted Scambos is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Colorado’s Earth Science and Observation Center, a part of CIRES at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Prior to this position, he was Lead Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center for 14 years (2004-2018), a part of the University. He received degrees in geology and geochemistry from Stony Brook University, Virginia Tech and the University of Colorado.

Scambos’ research has focused on the use of remote sensing to study the great ice sheets and polar sea ice and investigate the effects of climate change on the poles. He has been on 21 expeditions to Antarctica, working with British, Australian, South Korean, Argentinian and Norwegian research programs to explore most areas of the continent and its surrounding ocean.

Scambos has published extensively on polar ice loss and glacier acceleration, changes in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, the evolution of icebergs, wind-snow interactions on the high East Antarctic Plateau, and using satellite data to find the coldest place on Earth, which he hopes to visit to install automated climate instruments. He is the Principal Investigator for the Science Coordination Office of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, and a member of the Landsat Science Team.

Scambos contributes to two ongoing science analysis blogs, the Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis report and Greenland/Antarctica Today report on ice sheet melting.