Natalya Gomez

Assistant Professor

Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 0E8

Email: natalya.gomez [at]

Tel: 514.398.4885

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A critical task of climate change research is to constrain the response of present-day ice reservoirs to climate warming and estimate their contribution to future sea-level rise. I work at the intersection between solid Earth geophysics and climate change science, studying the interactions between the solid Earth and climate systems. My research contributes to improving our understanding of past and future climate and ice mass changes by exploring the physics of sea-level changes and Earth deformation, accounting for this physics in state-of-the-art numerical models of ice-sheet evolution, and taking an integrated view of ice sheet – sea level – solid Earth interactions. The goals of my research are to aid in mitigating the impacts of global warming, improve the interpretation of geophysical observations of the past and present Earth system, and delineate the edges of the Earth’s resilience in the face of ongoing climate change

Recent Publications

Tsuji, L.J.S., Daradich, A., Gomez, N., Hay, C., and Mitrovica, J.X., (2016). Sea-Level Change in the Western James Bay Region of Sub-Arctic Ontario: Emergent Land and Implications for Treaty No. 9. Arctic, 69(1), 99-107.

Gomez, N., (2015). Climate science: Small glacier has big effect on sea-level rise. Nature, 526, 510-512.

Gomez, N., Gregoire, L.J., Mitrovica, J.X., and Payne, A.J., (2015). Laurentide-Cordilleran Ice Sheet saddle collapse as a contribution to meltwater pulse 1A. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063960.

Hay, C., Mitrovica, J.X., Gomez, N., Creveling, J.R., Austermann, J. and Kopp, R., (2014). The sea-Level Fingerprint of Ice-Sheet Collapse During Interglacial Periods. Quat. Sci. Rev., 87, 60–69,

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