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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.

Mentorship/Outreach

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

Professional Experience

  • Project Chief: Ice Dynamics, Paleoclimate, and Ice Cores

  • 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.

  • 1984-present Geologist / Physical Scientist, US Geological Survey

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

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

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Geology, University of California, Berkeley, 1976

  • M.A. Geology, University of California, Berkeley, 1975

  • B.A. Geology, University of California, Berkeley, 1973 

Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Meteorological Society

  • International Glaciological Society

  • American Geophysical Union

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)

Science and Products