Polar climate scientist - exploring the causes and consequences of sea ice change using observations and models.
I am an Associate Research Scientist at NASA’s Cryospheric Sciences Lab and the University of Maryland; specializing in polar sea ice variability. Please explore this website to find out more about my research interests and experiences. Below are a list of current projects I'm actively involved in, mainly with colleagues at the NASA.
NASA's ICESat-2 : Sea ice data product lead, member of the ICESat-2 Project Science Office (PSO) and Co-Investigator on Dr. Tilling's all-season Science Team project. I'm working to better understand the data from this new satellite laser altimeter and provide state-of-the-art estimates of the sea ice state (freeboard, thickness, roughness, floe size).
NASA's Operation IceBridge : A member of the Operation IceBridge Project Science Office (PSO). I'm currently leading efforts to produce a final, 10-year, sea ice thickness record.
PolarMERRA : Part of a new initative to help produce a new, polar-focussed, atmospheric reanalysis with colleagues in the Cryospheric Sciences Lab and the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO).
PRSISE : Leading efforts to launch a new NASA-supported Polar Sea Ice State Estimate (PRSISE) by assimilating remotely sensed data into the CICE sea ice model.