Current Group Members
Ice-climate interactions, ice sheet contribution to sea level rise, ISSM founder and core developer
Helheim Glacier, numerical methods for ice sheet modeling, inverse problems
Cheng Gong got his Ph.D. in Computational Science from Uppsala University, Sweden. He has been working as a Postdoc in the group since 2020. He is developing a numerical model of the Helheim Glacier, East Greenland, to study the ice-ocean interaction at the calving front of the Glacier and to make mass loss projections based on RCP scenarios, and quantify the uncertainty associated with all model parameters. He is generally interested in numerical methods for both forward and inverse problems, ice sheet modeling, and ice-ocean interactions.
Contact: Gong.Cheng [at] dartmouth.edu
Data assimilation and transient calibration applied to Greenland outlet glaciers
Jessica Badgeley received her Ph.D. in Earth and Space Sciences from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her research has focused on the evolution of polar climate and ice sheets from the last glacial maximum to present. She is now transitioning to studying historical and future time periods. She is generally interested in combining observations and numerical models as a tool for understanding ice-climate interactions.
Contact: Jessica.A.Badgeley [at] dartmouth.edu
Seasonal changes in Petermann’s ice flow speed, subglacial hydrology
Shivani got her M.A. in Earth Science from Boston University before joining the ice sheet modeling group at UCI in 2018 as a graduate student. She is generally interested in ice-ocean interactions and ice shelf stability. She is using a combination of remote sensing techniques and numerical modeling to study the ice shelves in Northern Greenland.
Contact: sehrenfe [at] uci.edu
Machine learning in ice sheet models, iceberg calving, radio glaciology, icy moons
Joel previously obtained a B.A. in Geology from Middlebury College and a M.Sc. in Planetary Geoscience from Brown University. He is broadly interested in investigating key glaciological processes, such as calving and subglacial hydrology, through models that leverage machine learning approaches. He is also keen to refine model inputs by performing novel field observations, especially via radar and photogrammetric techniques that improve on the spatial resolution of satellite measurements. Joel’s cryospheric interests extend to icy moons and the exotic glaciological histories of Mars and Pluto.
Contact: joel.a.wilner.gr [at] dartmouth.edu
Ice-Ocean interactions, Thwaites Glacier
Benjy previously obtained a … [more to come!]
Contact: benjamin.p.getraer.gr [at] dartmouth.edu
Deep learning models applied to ice sheet and glacier dynamics
Mansa previously obtained a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a Specialisation in Computing at the University of California Los Angeles. She is broadly interested in exploring the applications of deep learning models to ice sheet and glacier dynamics.
Contact: mansa.krishna.gr [at] dartmouth.edu
Ross ice shelf dynamics
Francesca previously obtained a BSc in Physical Georgraphy and an M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and GIS at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is based at Wellington University in New Zealand, and is broadly interested in investigating how Antarctica is responding to short-term changes in environmental processes, focusing on the Ross Ice Shelf dynamics and using a range of techniques including remote sensing products, fieldwork (i.e. GPS analysis) and ice sheet modelling (ISSM).
Contact: francesca.baldacchino [at] vuw.ac.nz
Gone, but not forgotten…
Josh Cuzzone (project scientist 2018-2021, now researcher at UCLA)
Tyler Pelle (PhD student, graduated in 2021, now postdoc at Scripps)
Thiago Dias dos Santos (postdoc 2018-2021, now at University of São Paulo)
Youngmin Choi (PhD student, graduated in 2020, now postdoc at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Felicity McCormack (Fullbright Fellow 2019, now Senior Lecturer at Monash University)
Nicolas Mokus (Intern 2019, now PhD student at University of Otago)
Johannes Bondzio (postdoc 2017-2018)
Ellen Robo (Intern 2018)
Henning Åkesson (PhD student, graduated in 2018, now postdoc at University of Stockholm)
Claire Girard (Intern 2016, now working at Electricité de France)
Sylvestre Rebuffi (Intern 2015, now reserch scientist at DeepMind)