Natalya Gomez

Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Geodynamics of Ice sheet - Sea level interactions

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

Email: natalya.gomez [at]

Tel: 514.398.4885

Research website



EPSC 510 Geodynamics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


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

DeConto, R. M., Pollard, D., Alley, R. B., Velicogna, I., Gasson, E., Gomez, N., Rogstad, S., Condron, A., Gilford, D. M., Ashe, E. L. and Kopp, R. E. The Paris Climate Agreement and future sea level rise from Antarctica. Nature (in press).

Pan, L., Powell, E.M., Latychev, K., Mitrovica, J.X., Creveling, J.R., Gomez, N., Hoggard, M.J. and Clark, P.U., (2021). Rapid post-glacial rebound amplifies global sea-level rise following West Antarctic ice sheet collapse. Science Advances, 7(18), eabf7787, doi:10.1126/sciadv.abf7787.

Gomez, N., Weber, M., Clark, P.U., Mitrovica, J.X. and Han, H., (2020). Antarctic ice dynamics amplified by Northern Hemisphere sea level forcing. Nature, 587, 600-604, doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2916-2.

Hayden, A.‐M., Wilmes, S.‐B., Gomez, N., Green, J. A. M., Pan, L., Han, H., & Golledge, N. R., (2020). Multi‐century impacts of ice sheet retreat on sea level and ocean tides in Hudson Bay. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC015104, doi:10.1029/2019JC015104.

Purnell, D.J., Gomez, N., Chan, N.H., Strandberg, J., Holland, D.H. and Hobiger, T., (2020). Quantifying the uncertainty in ground-based GNSS-Reflectometry sea level measurements. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 13, 4419-4428, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2020.3010413.

Chan, N.H., Perron, T., Mitrovica, J.X. and Gomez, N., (2018). New Evidence of an Ancient Martian Ocean from the Global Distribution of Valley Networks. J. Geophys. Res. - Planets, 123(8), 2138-2150, doi: 10.1029/2018JE005536.

Gomez, N., Latychev, K. and Pollard, D., (2018). A coupled ice sheet-sea level model incorporating 3D Earth structure: Variations in Antarctica during the last deglacial retreat. J. Climate, 31, 4041-4054, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0352.1.

Han, H. and Gomez, N., (2018). The Impact of Water Loading on Postglacial Decay Times in Hudson Bay. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 481, 156-165, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.02.043.

Pollard, D., Gomez, N., DeConto, R. and Han, H., (2018). Estimating modern elevations of Pliocene shorelines using a coupled ice sheet-Earth-sea level model. J. Geophys. Res. - Earth Surface, 123(9), 2279-2291, doi: 10.1029/2018JF004745.

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