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

Ruth Duerr
Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship

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

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

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

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