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Timothy Bartholomaus

Timothy Bartholomaus

Associate Professor


McClure Hall 307B



Mailing Address

Department of Geological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3022
Moscow, ID 83844-3022

Research: Glaciology, Geophysics, Surface Processes

Dr. Timothy Bartholomaus is a glaciologist, geophysicist and educator. His research reveals the factors controlling the rapid response of glaciers and ice sheets to environmental forcings.  He and his group pursue a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach to research.  They use seismology and other geophysical techniques to understand glacier dynamics, including iceberg calving, water flow through glaciers, and the ice flow response to variable glacier hydrology.  

Dr. Bartholomaus has led or participated in over 20 field expeditions to glaciers in Alaska, Greenland, Antarctica, and the continental U.S.  Through theory and numerical analysis, his group tests explanations for their glaciological observations.  This work is motivated by the need to understand rapid glacier change, its impact on sea level, and on landscape change.

Through his teaching and outreach, Dr. Bartholomaus develops insight into the processes shaping the earth surface, particularly the dynamism of the Earth's frozen landscapes: the cryosphere.  Inspiration for the study of these icy regions flows from their visually spectacular nature and their global impact on society.


Department of Earth and Spatial Sciences

Physical Address:
McClure 201

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3021
Moscow ID, 83843-3021

Geography: 208-885-6216
Geology: 208-885-6192