Our People

At NSIDC, we are a diverse and dedicated group of data and research scientists, project managers, software developers, technical experts, and communications specialists — united in our shared dedication to provide trustworthy data, analyses and research about Earth’s frozen regions and how they’re changing. 

Featured researchers and leadership

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Senior Associate Scientist
Senior Associate Scientist
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Sea ice, snow cover dynamics, glacier hydrology, scientific software development, open science
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Senior Associate Scientist
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Optical and passive microwave remote sensing of snow and ice, remote sensing data gridding schemes, design and development of reliable scientific software, self-describing data set definition, and effective scientific visualization techniques
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Postdoctoral Scientist
Postdoctoral Scientist
Postdoctoral Scientist
Specialties:
Polar climate, albedo, melt pond fraction, uncrewed aerial system (UAS or drone), wind measurements with multi-hole probe on UAS, atmospheric boundary layer, aerosol-cloud interactions, sustainability in field expeditions
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NSIDC Lead Scientist, Teaching Faculty
Leadership, Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Polar weather and climate, atmosphere - ice - ocean - land interaction, weather and climate modeling, atmospheric boundary layer, autonomous observing systems (atmosphere), artificial neural networks (self-organizing maps)
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Senior Associate Scientist
Senior Associate Scientist
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Polar weather and climate, synoptic climatology, self-organizing maps, extreme events, Arctic cyclones
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Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Specialties:
Environmental policy, air pollution, groundwater pollution, Arctic weather and climate, Arctic amplification, impacts of sea-level rise, national and global security issues related to climate change
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Postdoctoral Scientist
Postdoctoral Scientist
Postdoctoral Scientist
Specialties:
Ice dynamics and mass balance, snow processes, surface mass balance and climate modeling
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Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Specialties:
Polar weather and climate, boundary layer meteorology, artificial neural networks (self-organizing maps)
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Research Scientist III
Research Scientist III
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Science policy, coastal sea-ice dynamics, collaborating with Indigenous experts and traditional knowledge holders, community-based monitoring, data management, Arctic observing systems, sea ice and marine mammals, and communicating the societal implications of Arctic change.
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Associate Scientist, NOAA@NSIDC Program Manager
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Sea ice, applications-oriented remote sensing,; data rescue, data product development
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Senior Research Scientist
Senior Research Scientist
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Arctic environment and change; sea ice; leading multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural research teams; co-production of knowledge; community-led research and monitoring
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Software Development Manager
Leadership
Specialties:
Software development, agile development, organizational development
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Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Specialties:
Atmosphere-ice-ocean interaction, ice loss, energy flux, Arctic climate, project management, mentorship
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Research Scientist II
Research Scientist II
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Arctic environmental governance, Indigenous food security and sovereignty, equity in climate change research and policy, community-based monitoring, data management for Indigenous and community-driven research
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Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Specialties:
Polar weather and climate, atmospheric boundary layer meteorology, autonomous observing systems, artificial neural networks (self-organizing maps)
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CU Research Affiliate with NSIDC
Specialties:
Multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing, geographic information systems, machine learning and natural language processing, data modeling and metadata, data tool development
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CU Research Affiliate with NSIDC
Specialties:
Light-absorbing particles in the cryosphere, black carbon, snow algae, snow and glacial hydrology, spectral geophysics, surface optical properties, aquatic biogeochemistry
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Research Scientist III
Research Scientist III
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Mountain meteorology, cloud and precipitation microphysics, mesoscale meteorology, radar meteorology
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Manager, NASA NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC)
Leadership
Specialties:
Earth science data management, project management, program management
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Science Communications Manager
Leadership
Specialties:
Digital marketing, communications strategy, public relations, social media, management/engagement, brand management/messaging, website content management, team leadership, project management
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Senior Research Scientist, DAAC Scientist
Senior Research Scientist, DAAC Scientist
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Sea ice, passive microwave remote sensing, climate data records of sea ice, Arctic climate change, climate change
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Research Scientist III, Deputy NSIDC Lead Scientist
Research Scientist III, Deputy NSIDC Lead Scientist
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Ice dynamics, ice sheet-ocean interaction, ice loss and freshwater flux, ice-ecosystem connections, hydrology of glaciers and ice sheets, glacier-sea ice interaction, observational science, GIS data tool development, research community organization, science communication
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Senior Associate Scientist
Senior Associate Scientist
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Remote sensing of glaciers, software development for geospatial and remote sensing applications, web-based client interfaces, data tool development, algorithm development
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Senior Scientist, Emeritus
Senior Scientist, Emeritus
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Permafrost dynamics, fire impacts on permafrost, economic impacts of thawing permafrost, subsea permafrost and methane hydrates, land surface modeling, carbon cycle modeling, mercury cycle modeling, land-atmosphere interactions, soil thermodynamics, soil hydrology, atmospheric and soil radiative transfer modeling, inversion theory, remote sensing, project management, orbital mechanics, mercury dynamics in plants and soils
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Programs and Projects Lead
Leadership
Specialties:
Organizational process development and administration, Earth science data management, project management
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Research Scientist II
Research Scientist II
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Polar meteorology and climatology, measurement of precipitation, meteorology field work in the polar regions, Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, self-organizing maps (SOMs), python applications with meteorology and climate data, semi-automated quality control of observations
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NSIDC Director, Teaching Faculty
Leadership, Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Arctic climate, climate warming in the Arctic, sea ice variability and trends, water and energy cycles, permafrost, economic and geopolitical aspects of Arctic change
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Senior Research Scientist
Senior Research Scientist
Staff Scientist
Specialties:
Remote sensing of sea ice concentration, ice thickness, snow depth, surface albedo and temperature; sea ice-ocean-atmopshere interactions; short and long-term sea ice forecasting, ocean primary productivity, global climate change
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Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Specialties:
Synoptic and mesoscale meteorology, weather data analysis and forecasting, Arctic weather and climate, weather observational systems
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Technical Services Manager
Leadership
Specialties:
Finding technical solutions to evolving requirements, computer and information systems architecture, evaluating emerging technologies