TONIE VAN DAM portrait
  • Professor, Geology & Geophysics
(801) 581-7266

Research Statement

Prof. van Dam uses geodesy to evaluate changes in the cryosphere and water cycle. The techniques used are GPS, absolute gravity, relative gravity, and satellite gravimetery.

She is currently expanding her research to use GPS and gravity to measure the uplift of the Bonneville basin.  The data will be used to understand the thickness of the lithosphere and the viscosity of the upper mantle in the region.

Research Keywords

  • Radiation Physics

Languages

  • French, Functional.
  • Spanish, Basic.
  • Luxembourgish, Basic.

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • CG-6 relative gravimeter. Contact: Tonie Van Dam , 801 970 9262 , FREDERICK ALBERT SUTTON BUILDING 115 S 1460 E, ROOM 347 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84112-0102 .
  • FG-5 Absolute Gravimeter. Contact: Tonie Van Dam , 801 970 9262 , FREDERICK ALBERT SUTTON BUILDING 115 S 1460 E, ROOM 347 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84112-0102 .

Publications

  • Deggim S. (date unknown). RECOG RL01: Correcting GRACE total water storage estimates for global lakes/reservoirs and earthquakes. (pp. 2227-2244). Vol. 13, Earth System Science Data. Accepted, .
  • Martin G.L. (date unknown). Creating a sustainable space ecosystem in Luxembourg. Vol. 2018-October. Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC. Accepted, .
  • Bevis M, Harig C, Khan SA, Brown A, Simons FJ, Willis M, Fettweis X, van den Broeke MR, Madsen FB, Kendrick E, Caccamise DJ, van Dam T, Knudsen P, Nylen T (date unknown). Accelerating changes in ice mass within Greenland, and the ice sheet's sensitivity to atmospheric forcing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 116, 1934-1939. Accepted, .