C.K. Shum

C.K. Shum

C.K. Shum

Professor, Distinguished University Scholar


(614) 292-7118

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Areas of Expertise

  • Satellite Geodesy
  • Sea Level
  • Satellite Oceanography & Hydrology
  • Geodynamics
  • Ice Mass Balance


  • Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin 1982

C.K. Shum is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Division of Geodetic Science, School of Earth Sciences, at The Ohio State University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG).  He received numerous awards including the 2012 Vening Meinesz Medal from the European Geosciences Union for distinguished research in Geodesy applied to sea-level science.  He served as a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), Working Group I, The Physical Science Basis. This contribution resulted in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize jointly awarded to IPCC and Al Gore, Jr.  He and his group focus on scientific research relates to the quantification of 20th Century and present-day global sea-level rise due to various geophysical sources, including anthropogenic climate-change.  He specializes in satellite geodesy, precision satellite orbit determination, temporal gravity field and tide modeling, and their cross-disciplinary science and applications to oceanography, hydrology, geodynamics, ice mass balance, GNSS meteorology and space physics. He has published over ~310 refereed journal articles and book chapters, with a Google Scholar Citation index 0f 13,096, H-index: 54, and i-10 Index: 200.  His work was covered by New York Times, Physics Today, Sky & Telescope Radio Show, Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science TV, Science News, Science Daily, Scientific American, Soundings magazine, Deccan Chronicle, La Figaro, MSNBC.com, Tomorrow Focus Portal GmbH, Axel Springer AG, Televisión Española, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, Columbus Dispatch, American Geophysical Union, Ohio State University press, and other news organizations.

Publications: https://go.osu.edu/CKShumPublication

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