Phone: (406) 600-2793
Mailing address:
  PO Box 161607
  Big Sky, Montana 59716

Twila Moon

I am a PhD candidate in the Earth & Space Sciences department at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and a member of the Big Ice Research Group in the Polar Science Center at the Applied Physics Lab. I am also affiliated with the Program on Climate Change.

My current research focuses on the mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet. Particularly, I am interested in using remote sensing techniques to determine how the hundreds of outlet glaciers around the margin of the ice sheet change. These changes are linked to atmosphere and ocean conditions, and present fascinating questions on 1-km and 100-km scales. Most of my work is conducted using observational data from satellites, airplanes, and elsewhere. I also have an interest in broader topics regarding earth surface processes and climate science. Increasing scientific awareness and literacy are important to me and I love talking to all sorts of people about the excitement of science.

Advisor: Ian Joughin
PhD Committee: Ian Joughin, Eric Steig, Howard Conway, LuAnne Thompson