Affiliated Scientists

NSIDC seeks advice and occasionally collaborates with specialists in other institutions on topics of cryospheric science, data management, sensors, and software. Many of these NSIDC Affiliates are former scientists, postdocs, visiting scientists, and CIRES research fellows who worked at NSIDC.

Mark Anderson
Associate professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Specialties: Polar weather and climate, weather analysis and forecasting, climate change and variability, remote sensing, severe weather

Todd Arbetter
Scientific programmer, Institute for the Study of Environment and Society, Brown University
Specialties: Sea ice physics and dynamics using in situ buoy data, satellite imagery and modeling

Martyn P. Clark
Research Scientist, Earth & Sun System Lab, National Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Specialties: Large-scale climate dynamics, land-atmosphere interactions, and applied hydro-climatology

Sayeed Choudhury
Dean for Research Data Management, John Hopkins University
Specialties: Data curation, information science, digital preservation, digital libraries, institutional repositories

Ruth Duerr
Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship

Oliver Frauenfeld
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University
Specialties: Climate change, surface-atmosphere interactions, high-latitude climate, land cover/land use change, atmospheric teleconnections, quantitative methods

Alan Frei
Professor, Department of Geography, City University of New York
Specialties: Climate variations, snow cover fluctuations, water resources

Ian Howat
Associate Professor, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University
Head of Water, Climate, and Environment Division
Specialties: Dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets and their rapid response to climate forcing

Stephanie Jenouvrier
Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Specialties: Understanding and predicting the effect of climate change on seabird populations, especially in the Southern Ocean

Walt Meier
Research Scientist, Cryospheric Sciences Lab, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Specialties: Sea ice remote sensing; changes in sea ice concentration, extent, motion, thickness and age; development of sea ice climate data records; interaction of sea ice and climate

Anne Nolin
Professor, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University
Specialties: Mountain hydroclimatology, snow and ice in the climate system, remote sensing

Tom Painter
Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Specialties: Snow hydrology and water resources, energy balance of snow and ice, radiative forcing by light absorbing impurities in snow and ice, imaging spectroscopy and multispectral remote sensing, and planetary ices

Mark Parsons
Managing Director, Research Data Alliance, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Specialties: The role of scientific social interaction in the success, development, and extension of data sharing networks

Christopher A. Shuman
Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Specialties: Ice elevation changes and glacier mass losses using altimetry in combination with other remote sensing in the Antarctica Peninsula, the accuracy of early ICESat-1 data, composite temperature records derived from AWS passive microwave data from SMMR and SSM/I and IR data from AVHRR

Matthew Sturm
Professor, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Specialties: Physical processes that govern the behavior of snow, how it is distributed in various landscapes including sea ice, and its impact on climate, ecosystems, and humans