Daniel Lawson

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Resident Scholar of Geography

I am interested in the cryospheric processes that shape our planet within Arctic and Alpine regions, both in the present and in the past.  I examine those processes through field and laboratory investigations that are multi-disciplinary in approach and provide a quantitative understanding of the physical systems of glacial, periglacial, and permafrost environments. Studies of the modern systems provide knowledge that can be applied to interpreting the past, particularly their response to changes in climate. Understanding the impacts of climate variability in the past and present provides the basis for predicting response to climate variability in the future.

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Dartmouth College
HB 6105


Earth Sciences


  • B.A. Lawrence University
  • M.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign