Dr. Zabel works on making climate change science accessible to the public via exhibits at the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, teacher resources, and education programs for youth and adults. She also curates two online portals for climate change resources in the Northeast: the New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse and resilientMA.

Dr. Zabel’s research background includes condensed matter physics, geophysics, remote sensing, and radar systems. She worked on modeling and field studies of sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet while at the Byrd Polar Research Center, and on surveillance radar at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Selected Publications (*** = peer-reviewed)

  • Zabel, I.H.H. and C. Theesfeld . 2017. Project Based Learning: Using Estimation to Respond to Climate Change. Association of Math Teachers of New York State Annual Conference, Buffalo, NY, November 4, 2017. [talk] [#826]
  • Zabel, I.H.H., D. Duggan-Haas and R.M. Ross (eds.) . 2017. The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change. Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York, 284 pp.. [book] [#827]
  • Zabel, I.H.H., Huda Khan, Darcy Branchini, Jon Corson-Rikert, Arthur DeGaetano, Lisa Rector, Colin Beier and Steve Signell . 2017. Critically mapping climate change: At the intersection of applied science and the humanities. Critical Cartography across the Digital Library panel, Digital Library Federation Forum, Pittsburgh, PA, October 24, 2017. [talk] [#828]
  • Zabel , I.H.H. . 2016. A New Resource for Teachers: the New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse. Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) 121st Annual Conference, Nov. 5, 2016, Rochester, NY. [talk] [#829]
  • Zabel, I.H.H., D. Duggan-Haas and R.M. Ross . 2015. Seeing in the Longwave: Teaching about the Greenhouse Effect Using an Infrared Camera. Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) 120th Annual Conference, Nov. 8, 2015, Rochester, NY. [talk] [#830]
  • Khan, H., J. Corson-Rikert, I.H.H. Zabel, D. Branchini and A. DeGaetano. 2015. Curating and Enabling Discovery of New York State Climate Change Science Content using Semantic Web Technologies. Proceedings of the ISWC 2015 Posters & Demonstrations Track co-located with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-2015), Bethlehem, PA. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1486/ . *** [poster] [#831]
  • Zabel, I.H.H., D. Duggan-Haas, R.M. Ross, E. Stricker and N. Mahowald . 2014. Moving Carbon, Changing Earth: Bringing the Carbon Cycle to Life. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 15-19, 2014, San Francisco, CA. [talk] [#832]
  • Ledley, Tamara, Jane Heinz-Fry and I.H.H. Zabel . 2014. National Climate Assessment Education Guide for the Northeast Region . (http://www.climate.gov/teaching/northeast-region). [#833]
  • Baumgartner, F., F.K. Jezek, R.R. Forster, S.P. Gogineni and I.H.H. Zabel . 1999. Spectral and Angular Ground-Based Radar Backscatter Measurements of Greenland Snow Facies. Proc. IGARSS, 1053-1055 (1999). [talk] [#834]
  • Zabel, I.H.H., K.C. Jezek, S.P. Gogineni and P. Kanagaratnam . 1996. Search for proxy indicators of young sea ice thickness. Journal of Geophysical Research 101, 6697-6709. *** [paper] [#835]
  • Zabel, I.H.H., K.C. Jezek, P.A. Baggeroer and S.P. Gogineni . 1995. Ground-based radar observations of snow stratigraphy and melt processes in the percolation facies of the Greenland ice sheet. Annals of Glaciology 21, 40-44. *** [paper] [#836]
  • Zabel, I.H.H. and K.C. Jezek . 1994. Consistency in long term observations of oceans and ice from space. Journal of Geophysical Research 99, 10,109. *** [paper] [#837]
  • Zabel, I.H.H. and D. Stroud . 1993. Photonic band structures of optically anisotropic periodic arrays. Physical Review B 48, 5004. *** [paper] [#838]
  • Zabel, I.H.H. and D. Stroud . 1992. Metal clusters and model rocks: electromagnetic properties of conducting fractal aggregates. Physical Review B 46, 8132. *** [paper] [#839]
  • De, B.R., I.H.H. Zabel, D. Stroud and M.A. Nelson. 1992. Optical analog of the permeability of sandstones. Physical Review B 45, 196. *** [paper] [#840]
  • Hoffmann, I.H. and D. Stroud . 1991. Far-infrared absorption by fractal metal clusters. Physical Review B 43, 9965. *** [paper] [#841]