Mahsa Moussavi

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Degrees: 

PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2015

Specialties: 

Remote sensing of snow and ice; satellite laser and radar altimetry; remote sensing of vegetation; satellite image processing

Projects: 
  • ICESat-2 Science Liaison at NSIDC

Current Research

  • Conducting research on ice shelf stability in Antarctica, using satellite radar altimetry data from the Cryostat-2 mission

Activities

  • ICESat-2 Science Liaison at NSIDC

Publications

2016

Brunt, K. M., T. A. Neumann, J. M. Amundson, J. L. Kavanaugh, M. S. Moussavi, K. M. Walsh, and W. B. Cook. 2016. MABEL photon-counting laser altimetry data in alaska for ICESat-2 simulations and development. The Cryosphere 10(4): 1,707-1,719. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-1707-2016.

Colgan, W., H. Rajaram, W. Abdalati, C. McCutchan, R. Mottram, M. Moussavi, and S. Grigsby. 2016. Glacier crevasses: Observations, models and mass balance implications. Reviews of Geophysics 54(1): 119-161. doi:10.1002/2015RG000504.

Moussavi, M. S., W. Abdalati, A. Pope, T. Scambos, M. Tedesco, M. MacFerrin, and S. Grigsby. 2016. Derivation and validation of supraglacial lake volumes on the Greenland Ice Sheet from high-resolution satellite imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 183: 294-303. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.05.024.

Pope, A., T. A. Scambos, M. Moussavi, M. Tedesco, M. Willis, D. Shean, and S. Grigsby. 2016. Estimating supraglacial lake depth in West Greenland using Landsat 8 and comparison with other multispectral methods. The Cryosphere 10: 15-27. doi:10.5194/tc-10-15-2016.

2014

Moussavi, M. S., W. Abdalati, T. Scambos, and A. Neuenschwander. 2014. Applicability of an automatic surface detection approach to micro-pulse photon-counting lidar altimetry data: implications for canopy height retrieval from future ICESat-2 data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 35(13): 5,263-5,279. doi:10.1080/01431161.2014.939780.

2010

Moussavi, M. S., M. J. Zoej, F. Vaziri, M. R. Sahebi, and Y. Rezaei. 2010. A new glacier inventory of Iran. Annals of Glaciology 50(53): 93–103.

2008

Fattahi, H., M. R. Sahebi, M. J. Valadan Zoej, and M. S. Moussavi. 2008. Separation of soil surface components of the radar signal backscattered from bare soil. World Applies Sciences Journal 4(3): 377-383.

Moussavi, M. S., M. J. V. Zoej, M. R. Sahebi, and Y. Rezaei. 2008. Change detection of mountain glacier surface using aerial and satellite imagery: a case study in Iran, Alamchal Glacier. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences 37(4): 1,013–1,016.

Related Resources

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

E-mail: 
mahsa.moussavi@nsidc.org
Phone: 
303-492-9077