Richard Alley

Richard Alley
EVAN PUGH PROFESSOR, Geosciences
(814) 863-1700

Richard Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and an Associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State. His current research interests include glaciology; ice sheet stability; paleoclimates from ice cores; physical properties of ice cores; and erosion and sedimentation by ice sheets. Along with his many teaching accomplishments, Alley has authored many publications, chaired the National Research Council's panel on abrupt climate change, has been involved with advisory groups to improve national and international research, and has been active with media outreach translate research findings to a broad audience with appearances on television, radio and print outlets. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Education: 
B.S., Ohio State University, Geology, 1980
M.S., Ohio State University, Geology, 1983
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Geology, Minor Materials Science, 1987
Research Interests: 
Glaciology, ice and climate, sea level change, abrupt climate change