Twila Moon

Postdoctoral Research Associate


PhD, University of Washington, 2014


Ice dynamics, ice sheet-ocean interaction, ice loss and freshwater flux, ice-ecosystem connections, hydrology of glaciers and ice sheets, glacier-sea ice interaction

  • Global Land Ice Velocity Extraction from Landsat 8 (GoLIVE)
  • Greenland ice sheet motion
  • SEARCH Land Ice Action Team
  • Greenland Ice Sheet-Ocean Interaction Science Network (GRISO)
  • Greenland freshwater flux, including iceberg melt


Moon, T. 2017. Saying goodbye to glaciers. Science 356,(6338): 580-581. doi:10.1126/science.aam9625.

Laidre, K. L., T. Moon, D. Hauser, R. McGovern, M. Heide-Jorgensen, R. Dietz, and B. Hudson. 2016. Use of glacial fronts by narwhals (Monodon monoceros) in West Greenland. Biology Letters 12, 20160457. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2016.0457.

Carroll, D., D. Sutherland, B. Hudson, T. Moon, G. Catania, E. Shroyer, J. Nash, T. Bartholomaus, D. Felikson, L. Stearns, B. Noel, and M. van den Broeke. 2016. The impact of glacier geometry on meltwater plume structure and submarine melt in Greenland fjords. Geophysical Research Letters 43, 9739-9748. doi:10.1002/2016GL070170.

Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, H. Fricker, T. Scambos, and T. Moon. 2016. A SAR record of early 21st century change in Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 62 (231): 62-71. doi:10.1017/jog.2016.10.

Moon, T. and I. Joughin. 2015. Greenland Ice Sheet surface velocities: New data sets. Arctic Report Card: Update for 2015.

Fahnestock, M., T. Scambos, T. Moon, A. Gardner, T. Haran, and M. Klinger. 2015. Rapid large-area mapping of ice flow using Landsat 8. Remote Sensing of Environment 185: 84-94. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.11.023.

Moon, T., I. Joughin, and B. Smith. 2015. Seasonal to multi-year variability of glacier surface velocity, terminus position, and sea ice/ice mélange in northwest Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 120(5): 818-833. doi:10.1002/2015JF003494.

Moon, T., I. Joughin, B. Smith, M.R. van den Broeke, W.J. van de Berg, B. Noël, and M. Usher. 2014. Distinct patterns of seasonal Greenland glacier velocity. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(20): 7209-7216. doi:10.1002/2014GL061836.

Moon, T. 2014. Greenland outlet glacier ice-flow variability. U.S. CLIVAR Variations Newsletter 12(2): 1-6.

Moon, T., I. Joughin, B. Smith, and I. Howat. 2012. 21st century evolution of Greenland outlet glacier velocities, Science 336(6081): 576-578. doi:10.1126/science.1219985. (cover article)

Moon, T. and I. Joughin. 2012. Greenland glaciers – not so fast!, RealClimate.

Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, T. Scambos and T. Moon. 2010. Greenland flow variability from ice-sheet-wide velocity mapping. Journal of Glaciology 56(197) 415-430. doi:10.3189/002214310792447734.

Moon, T. and I. Joughin. 2008. Changes in ice front position on Greenland’s outlet glaciers from 1992 to 2007. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 13(F2). doi:10.1029/2007JF000927.

Joughin, I., S. Das, M. King, B. Smith, I. Howat, and T. Moon. 2008. Seasonal speedup along the western flank of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Science 320(5877) 781-783. doi:10.1126/science.1153288.

Joughin, I., I. Howat, R. Alley, G. Ekstrom, M. Fahnestock, T. Moon, M. Nettles, M. Truffer, and V. Tsai. 2008. Ice-front variation and tidewater behavior on Helheim and Kangerdlugssuaq Glaciers, Greenland, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 13(F1). doi:10.1029/2007JF000837.

Data Sets

Joughin, I. and T. Moon. 2015. MEaSUREs annual Greenland outlet glacier terminus positions from SAR Mosaics. Boulder, CO: Natiional Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. doi:10.5067/DC0MLBOCL3EL.

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