Joan J Fitzpatrick

Physical properties of glacier ice and the development of paleoclimate records from high-latitude ice caps and ice sheets. Microstructural modeling and dynamic recrystallization processes in glaciers and ice sheets.

Biography

Education: 

B.A. Geology, University of California, Berkeley, 1973 
M.A. Geology, University of California, Berkeley, 1975 
Ph.D. Geology, University of California, Berkeley, 1976

Membership in Professional Societies:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)
  • American Geophysical Union
  • International Glaciological Society
  • American Meteorological Society

Professional Experience: 

1976-1978 Research Scientist, Colorado School of Mines Research Institute

1978-1984 Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Denver University

1984-present Geologist / Physical Scientist, US Geological Survey

Research: 
Physical properties of glacier ice and the development of paleoclimate records from high-latitude ice caps and ice sheets. Microstructural modeling and dynamic recrystallization processes in glaciers and ice sheets.

Project Chief: Ice Dynamics, Paleoclimate, and Ice Cores