Natalya Gomez

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McGill
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

natalya.gomez [at] mcgill.ca

Natalya Gomez is an associate professor at McGill University and a Canada Research Chair in Ice Sheet – Sea Level Interactions. Her work at the intersection of geophysics and climate scientist centers around the interactions between ice sheets, sea level and the solid Earth, and the response of these systems to past, present and future climate changes. Her research seeks to understand and model the dynamics of past ice sheets and sea level change and apply this understanding to improve projections of these systems under future climate warming. She works with numerical modeling tools that incorporate a range of geophysical datasets and develops polar instrumentation systems to collect complimentary observations to address a suite of problems related to modern and paleo global sea level modeling, ice sheet stability and evolution, glacial isostatic adjustment, Earth rheology and mantle viscosity, and climate change driven coastal change.

Noble, T.L., Rohling, E.J., Aitken, A.R.A., Bostock, H.C., Chase, Z., Gomez, N., Jong, L.M., King, M.A., Mackintosh, A.N., McCormack, F.S., McKay, R.M., Menviel, L., Phipps, S.J., Weber, M.E., Fogwill, C.J., Gayen, B., Golledge, N.R., Gwyther, D.E., Hogg, A.M., Martos, Y.M., Pena-Molino, B., Roberts, J., van de Flierdt, T., Williams, T., 2020. The Sensitivity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to a Changing Climate: Past, Present, and Future. Reviews of Geophysics 58(4), e2019RG000663. 

Gomez, N., Weber, M.E., Clark, P.U., Mitrovica, J.X., Han, H.K., 2020. Antarctic ice dynamics amplified by Northern Hemisphere sea-level forcing. Nature 587(7835), 600-604. 

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(11), e2019JC015104. 

Lane, T.P., Paasche, Ø., Kvisvik, B., Adamson, K.R., Rodés, Á., Patton, H., Gomez, N., Gheorghiu, D., Bakke, J., Hubbard, A., 2020. Elevation Changes of the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet Interior During the Last Deglaciation. Geophysical Research Letters 47(14), e2020GL088796. 

Powell, E., Gomez, N., Hay, C., Latychev, K., Mitrovica, J.X., 2020. Viscous effects in the solid earth response to modern Antarctic ice mass flux: Implications for geodetic studies of WAIS stability in a warming world. Journal of Climate 33(2), 443-459. 

Purnell, D., Gomez, N., Chan, N.H., Strandberg, J., Holland, D.M., 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, 9144372, 4419-4428. 

Whitehouse, P.L., Gomez, N., King, M.A., Wiens, D.A., 2019. Solid Earth change and the evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Nature Communications 10(1), 503. 

Gregory, J.M., Griffies, S.M., Hughes, C.W., Lowe, J.A., Church, J.A., Fukumori, I., Gomez, N., Kopp, R.E., Landerer, F., Cozannet, G.L., Ponte, R.M., Stammer, D., Tamisiea, M.E., van de Wal, R.S.W., 2019. Correction to: Concepts and Terminology for Sea Level: Mean, Variability and Change, Both Local and Global (Surveys in Geophysics, (2019), 40, 6, (1251-1289), 10.1007/s10712-019-09525-z). Surveys in Geophysics 40(6), 1291-1292. 

Gregory, J.M., Griffies, S.M., Hughes, C.W., Lowe, J.A., Church, J.A., Fukimori, I., Gomez, N., Kopp, R.E., Landerer, F., Cozannet, G.L., Ponte, R.M., Stammer, D., Tamisiea, M.E., van de Wal, R.S.W., 2019. Concepts and Terminology for Sea Level: Mean, Variability and Change, Both Local and Global. Surveys in Geophysics 40(6), 1251-1289. 

Golledge, N.R., Keller, E.D., Gomez, N., Naughten, K.A., Bernales, J., Trusel, L.D., Edwards, T.L., 2019. Global environmental consequences of twenty-first-century ice-sheet melt. Nature 566(7742), 65-72. 

Pollard, D., Gomez, N., DeConto, R.M., Han, H.K., 2018. Estimating Modern Elevations of Pliocene Shorelines Using a Coupled Ice Sheet-Earth-Sea Level Model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 123(9), 2279-2291. 

Chan, N.-H., Perron, J.T., Mitrovica, J.X., Gomez, N.A., 2018. New Evidence of an Ancient Martian Ocean From the Global Distribution of Valley Networks. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 123(8), 2138-2150. 

Gomez, N., Latychev, K., Pollard, D., 2018. A coupled ice sheet-sea level model incorporating 3D earth structure: Variations in Antarctica during the Last Deglacial Retreat. Journal of Climate 31(10), 4041-4054. 

Han, H.K., Gomez, N., 2018. The impact of water loading on postglacial decay times in Hudson Bay. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 489, 156-165. 

Pollard, D., Gomez, N., Deconto, R.M., 2017. Variations of the Antarctic Ice Sheet in a Coupled Ice Sheet-Earth-Sea Level Model: Sensitivity to Viscoelastic Earth Properties. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 122(11), 2124-2138. 

Wilmes, S.-B., Green, J.A.M., Gomez, N., Rippeth, T.P., Lau, H., 2017. Global Tidal Impacts of Large-Scale Ice Sheet Collapses. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 122(11), 8354-8370. 

Hay, C.C., Lau, H.C.P., Gomez, N., Austermann, J., Powell, E., Mitrovica, J.X., Latychev, K., Wiens, D.A., 2017. Sea level fingerprints in a region of complex earth structure: The case of WAIS. Journal of Climate 30(6), 1881-1892. 

Tsuji, L.J.S., Daradich, A., Gomez, N., Hay, C., Mitrovica, J.X., 2016. Sea level change in the Western James Bay region of subarctic Ontario: Emergent land and implications for treaty no. 9. Arctic 69(1), 99-107. 

Gomez, N., Pollard, D., Holland, D., 2015. Sea-level feedback lowers projections of future Antarctic Ice-Sheet mass loss. Nature Communications 6, 8798. 

Gomez, N., 2015. Climate science: Small glacier has big effect on sea-level rise. Nature 526(7574), 510-512. 

Gomez, N., Gregoire, L.J., Mitrovica, J.X., Payne, A.J., 2015. Laurentide-Cordilleran Ice Sheet saddle collapse as a contribution to meltwater pulse 1A. Geophysical Research Letters 42 (10), 3954-3962. 

Hay, C., Mitrovica, J.X., Gomez, N., Creveling, J.R., Austermann, J., Kopp, E.R., 2014. The sea-level fingerprints of ice-sheet collapse during interglacial periods. Quaternary Science Reviews 87, 60-69. 

Gomez, N., Pollard, D., Mitrovica, J.X., 2013. A 3-D coupled ice sheet - sea level model applied to Antarctica through the last 40 ky. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 384, 88-99. 

Gomez, N., Pollard, D., Mitrovica, J.X., Huybers, P., Clark, P.U., 2012. Evolution of a coupled marine ice sheet-sea level model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 117(1), F01013. 

Mitrovica, J.X., Gomez, N., Morrow, E., Hay, C., Latychev, K., Tamisiea, M.E., 2011. On the robustness of predictions of sea level fingerprints. Geophysical Journal International 187(2), 729-742. 

Karagatzides, J.D., Kozlovic, D.R., de Iuliis, G., Liberda, E.N., General, Z., Liedtke, J., McCarthy, D.D., Gomez, N., Metatawabin, D., Tsuji, L.J.S., 2011. Youth Environmental Science Outreach in the Mushkegowuk Territory of Subarctic Ontario, Canada. Applied Environmental Education and Communication 10(4), 201-210.

Gomez, N., Mitrovica, J.X., Huybers, P., Clark, P.U., 2010. Sea level as a stabilizing factor for marine-ice-sheet grounding lines. Nature Geoscience 3(12), 850-853.

Gomez, N., Mitrovica, J.X., Tamisiea, M.E., Clark, P.U., 2010. A new projection of sea level change in response to collapse of marine sectors of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Geophysical Journal International 180(2), 623-634.

Matsuyama, I., Mitrovica, J.X., Daradich, A., Gomez, N., 2010. The rotational stability of a triaxial ice-age Earth. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 115 (5).

Abe-Ouchi, A., Andersen, M., Antonioli, F., Bamber, J., Bard, E., Clark, J., Clark, P., Deschamps, P., Dutton, A., Elliot, M., Gallup, C., Gomez, N., Gregory, J., Huybers, P., Kawamura, K., Kelly, M., Lambeck, K., Lowell, T., Mitrovica, J., Otto-Bliesner, B., Richards, D., Siddall, M., Stanford, J., Stirling, C., Stocker, T., Thomas, A., Thompson, B., Törnqvist, T., Riveiros, N.V., Waelbroeck, C., Yokoyama, Y., Yu, S., 2010. The sea-level conundrum: Case studies from palaeo-archives. Journal of Quaternary Science 25(1), 19-25.

Mitrovica, J.X., Gomez, N., Clark, P.U., 2009. The sea-level fingerprint of West Antarctic collapse. Science 323 (5915), 753.

Morales-Aguirre, Julia : Maîtrise en sciences de la Terre et des planètes
Sujet de recherche : Glacial seismology
Purnell, David : Doctorat en sciences de la Terre et des planètes
Sujet de recherche : Developing low-cost techniques to monitor sea level changes and understand the contributing processes.
Roffman, Jeremy : Doctorat en sciences de la Terre et des planètes
Sujet de recherche : Spatiotemporally variable sea level change.
Wan, Jeannette : Maîtrise en sciences de la Terre et des planètes
Sujet de recherche : Solid Earth structure, deformation and glacial isostatic adjustment.
Yousefi, Maryam : Stage postdoctoral
Sujet de recherche : Ice sheet – sea level- solid Earth interactions.