Tas van Ommen is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), where he leads the Climate Processes and Change Theme. A glaciologist with 24 years’ experience at AAD, his specialty areas of research are the study of past climate using ice cores and investigating changes in the Antarctic ice sheet with airborne surveys.
Tas has made six research expeditions to Antarctica, drilling ice cores, driving tractor traverses and operating airborne radar. He has published widely on Antarctic ice and climate and is presently co-chair of the 24-nation international organisation of ice core scientists and drillers who coordinate international programs. In that space, he leads Australia’s new project to drill the oldest ice core from Antarctica, aiming for well beyond a million years.
Tas van Ommen appears with thanks to Program Partner Australian Antarctic Division.