Kenneth Jezek

Kenneth Jezek

Kenneth Jezek

Professor Emeritus

(614) 292-7973

SC 108

Areas of Expertise

  • Heophysics
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Glaciology


  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin 1980

Kenneth C. Jezek is a Professor at the Byrd Polar Research Center, School of Earth Sciences of The Ohio State University.  From 1997-2007 he led the Radarasat Antarctic Mapping Project and presently is a co-leader of the International Polar Year GIIPSY project which involves the participation of 12 space agencies.  He has served on numerous US National Research Council committees including the recently convened Cryosphere Panel which is part of the NRC Committee on Climate, Energy and National Security.  He also contributed to the NASA sponsored decadal survey for Earth science from space.  His current interests focus on using VHF/UHF radars combined with tomographic processing techniques to construct 3-dimensional images of Greenland and Antarctica as they would appear stripped of their icy cover.  Summaries of current projects, data and data products are posted on his website listed above.