Bryan Mark

Bryan Mark

Bryan Mark

Professor, State Climatologist of Ohio

(614) 247-6180

1136 Derby Hall
154 North Oval Mall
Columbus OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Earth-Water-Atmosphere Interactions
  • Tropical Glaciers


  • Ph.D. 2001, Syracuse University , Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse, NY, USA
  • M.A. 1995, The Ohio State University , Department of Geography, Columbus, OH, USA
  • B.A. 1992, Brown University , Department of History, Providence, RI, USA

State Climate Office of Ohio

Current CV: 


Interests: Earth-Water-Atmosphere Interactions, Tropical Glaciers

Current Research: I am interested in climate-glacier-hydrologic dynamics over different time scales, with a particular focus on the coupled human-natural systems of water resources of the tropical Andes.  My Glacier Environmental Change research group affiliated with the Byrd Polar Research Center addresses physical and human dimensions of environmental change in glacierized landscapes in sites all along the American Cordillera, as well as Africa and Asia. We collaborate with researchers in different institutions internationally, and use multiple methods from paleoclimatology, geomorphology, embedded instrumentation, hydrology, GIS, remote sensing, and biogeochemistry.

Courses Taught:
Geography 2800-Physical Geography and Environmental Issues
Geography 3901H-Global Climate and Environmental Change (Honors)
Geography 3900-Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences
Geography 5900-Climatology
Geography 8901-Problems in Climatology (Climate History, Mountain Geography, Issues in Climate, Water & Carbon)
Geography 8896-Interdisciplinary Seminar in Arctic & Alpine Research

Select Publications:

2020       Sambuco, E., B.G. Mark, N. Patrick, J.Q. DeGrand, D.F. Porinchu, S.A. Reinemann, G. Baker and J.E. Box. Mountain temperature changes from embedded sensors spanning 2000m in Great Basin National Park, 2006-2018. Frontiers in Earth Science – Hydrosphere (part of Special Research Topic: Connecting Mountain Hydroclimate Through the American Cordilleras, guest-edited by Fernandez, A., Mark, B.G., and Baraer, M.).

2019       Somers, L., J. McKenzie, B.G. Mark, P. Lagos, G-H Ng, A. Wickert, C. Yarleque, M. Baraer and Y. Silva. Groundwater buffers decreasing glacier melt in the Andes - but not forever. Geophysical Research Letters 46, 13016-13026.

2019       Permana, D.S., L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, M.E. Davis, P-N. Lin, J.P. Nicolas, J.F. Bolzan, B.W. Bird, V.N. Mikhalenko, P. Gabrieli, V. Zagorodnov, K.R. Mountain, U. Schotterer, W. Hanggoro, M.N. Habibie, Y. Kaize, D. Gunawan, G. Setyadi, R.D. Susanto, A. Fernandez and B.G. Mark. Disappearance of the Last Tropical Glaciers in the Western Pacific Warm Pool (Papua, Indonesia) Appears Imminent. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 116, 26382-26388.

2019       Wigmore, O., B.G. Mark, J. McKenzie, M. Baraer, L. and Lautz. Sub-metre mapping of surface soil moisture in proglacial valleys of the tropical Andes using a multispectral unmanned aerial vehicle. Remote Sensing of Environment 222, 104-118.

2017       Mark, B. G., A. French, M. Baraer, M. Carey, J. Bury, K. R. Young, M. H. Polk, O. Wigmore, P. Lagos, R. Crumley, J. M. McKenzie & L. Lautz (2017) Glacier loss and hydro-social risks in the Peruvian Andes. Global and Planetary Change 159, 61-76.