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

Recent Accomplishments

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

Professional Studies/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
  • 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

Mentorship/Outreach

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

Professional societies/affiliations/committees/editorial boards

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

Honors, awards, recognition, elected offices

Scientific/Oral Presentations, Abstracts