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.

Alia L. Khan
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Western Washington University
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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Mahsa Moussavi
Data Scientist, General Motors
Specialties: Remote sensing of polar regions, satellite image processing, satellite radar and lidar altimetry, machine learning