Profile for Kimberly Casey


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Title: Assistant Research Scientist
Affiliation: University of Maryland
Contact: E-mail
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Cryospheric Sciences Lab, Code 615
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Office Phone: 301-614-6098
Fax: 301-614-5644

Research Interests

Cryospheric science; in situ and satellite multi- and hyperspectral remote sensing; geosciences; geochemistry to surface glacier dust and debris; aerosol presence over ice; climate interactions.

Short Biography

Kimberly Casey is a glaciologist specializing in glacier dust and debris quantification.    Dr. Casey started her science career with research fellowships at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, University of Maryland, Washington University and then as a support scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.  She moved to Oslo, Norway in 2008 to obtain a Ph.D. in glaciology at University of Oslo. She returned to NASA Goddard in November 2011. During her Ph.D. research, Dr. Casey studied six glacier sites around the world; from volcanically influenced glaciers in Iceland and New Zealand to dust-influenced glaciers in Nepal and Switzerland to bare-ice and soot-influenced glaciers in Svalbard and southern Norway. Her results demonstrate that satellite data can be used to map the geochemical composition of glacier dust and debris.    Read more about Dr.Casey's research in this interview or this Earth Observatory feature article.

Education

Awards

Presentations

Neumann, T.A.,  Casey, K.A., Fudge, T.J., Steig, E.J., Saltzman, E.S., Aydin, M., Twickler, M., Souney, J.M.  The 1500 m South Pole Ice Core: Recovering a 40,000 year environmental record, AGU, December 2014.

Koenig, L., Lampkin, D.J., Montgomery, L., Hamilton, S., Joseph, C., Moustafa, S., Panzer, B., Casey, K., Paden, J.D., Gogineni, S., (presentation), Radar detections of buried supraglacial lakes across the Greenland Ice Sheet, AGU, December 2014.

Kääb, A., Nuth, C., Casey, K. (presentation), Assessing the potential of Sentinel-2 for Cryospheric Studies from Landsat 8 Data, Sentinel-2 Science Workshop, Frascati, Italy, 20-22 May 2014.

Casey, K.A. (presentation), ELMER ice modeling workshop, Espoo, Finland, 13-17 May 2013. 

Casey, K.A. (poster) "In situ and satellite-derived ablation season temperature and surface characteristics of clean and debris-covered ice at Matanuska glacier, Alaska," American Geophysical Union, 3-7 December 2012.

Neumann, T.A., Casey, K.A.,  Fudge, T.J.  (poster)  "West Antarctica divide ice sheet properties as described by 2011 IceBridge airborne radar data,"  WAIS Divide Ice Core Science Meeting, La Jolla, California, 11-12 September 2012.

Casey, K.A. (poster) "Quantification of aerosols and spectral reflectance over South Central Alaska from 1990s to present,"  International Symposium on Glaciers and Ice Sheets in a Warming Climate, Fairbanks, Alaska, 25-29 June 2012. 

Casey, K.A., A. Kääb (presentation) “Spectral variability of debris covered glaciers via optical remote sensing: examples from Iceland, Khumbu Himalaya, New Zealand and Norway” American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, USA, 13-17 December, 2010.

Casey, K.A., R. Xie, O. Røyset, H. Keys (poster) “Alpine Glaciers in the Himalayas, New Zealand and Norway: Investigation of Inorganic Elemental Abundances,” International Symposium on Earth's Disappearing Ice: Drivers, Responses and Impacts; International Glaciological Society, Ohio, 15-20 August, 2010.

Casey, K.A. (presentation) “Spinning the Globe in Spectral Space,” University of Oslo, Department of Geosciences, 12 March 2010. Oslo, Norway.

Casey, K.A. (presentation) “Spaceborne optical remote sensing of snow and glaciers in mountain regions” United Nations, European Space Agency sponsored Workshop on Integrated Space Technologies Applications for Sustainable Development in the Mountain Regions of Andean Countries. 15 September 2009. Lima, Peru.

Casey, K.A. (poster) "Proposed methodology for detection of geochemical species on glaciers," Proceedings of 10th Biennial Meeting of the SGA. 16-22 August 2009. Townsville, Australia.

Kääb, A., F. Paul, G. Bippus, K. Casey, H. Frey, R. LeBris, E. Rinne, H. Rott, A. Shepherd, T. Strozzi (poster) “Mapping the World’s Glaciers from Space: First Results from the Project GlobGlacier” MOCA-09 Joint Assembly, 19-29 July 2009. Montreal, Canada.

K.A. Casey, E.J. Kim, M.T. Hallikainen, J.L. Foster, D.K. Hall, G.A. Riggs, (poster) “Validation of the AFWA-NASA blended snow-cover product in Finland, 2006-2007” 65th Eastern Snow Conference, Fairlee, Verrmont, 28-30 May, 2008.

K.A. Casey, E.J. Kim, M.T. Hallikainen, J.L. Foster, D.K. Hall, G.A. Riggs, (poster) “Validation of the AFWA-NASA blended snow-cover product in Finland, 2006-2007” European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, April 2008.

Hall, D.K., B. Giffen, Y.L. Chien, K.A. Casey, (poster) “Change Analysis of Glacier Ice Extent in the National Park Service Southwest Alaska Network” Global Land Ice Measurements from Space conference, Twizel, New Zealand, February 6-10 2006.

Hall, D.K., B. Giffen, Y.L. Chien, K.A. Casey, (presentation) “An Update on Change Analysis of Glaciers in the Southwest Alaska Network”, Global Land Ice Measurements from Space workshop Tucson, AZ, October 24, 2005.

Casey, K.A., D.K. Hall, (poster) “Differentiation of land-based snow and ice by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS),” American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 23-27 May 2005.

Hall, D.K., G.A. Riggs, V.V. Salomonson, K.A. Casey, J.Y.L. Chien, N.E. DiGirolamo, (poster) “Update on MODIS Snow and Sea Ice Products: March 2005,” MODIS Science Team Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 22-24 March 2005.

Hall, D.K., J.R. Key, K.A. Casey, G.A. Riggs, D.J. Cavalieri, (poster) “Sea Ice Surface Temperature from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS),” EOS Snow and Ice Products Workshop, Landover, MD, 16-17 November 2004.

Casey, K.A., D.K. Hall, G.A. Riggs, (presentation) “An Overview of the MODIS Snow and Sea Ice Data Products,” MODIS Vegetation Workshop II, Missoula, MT, August 2004.

Hall, D.K., V.V. Salomonson, G.A. Riggs, J.Y.L. Chien, K.A. Casey, N.E. DiGirolamo, H.W. Powell, (poster) “MODIS Snow Products,” MODIS Science Team Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 13 July 2004.

Hall, D.K., J.R. Key, K.A. Casey, G.A. Riggs, D.J. Cavalieri, (poster) “Sea Ice Surface Temperature from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS),” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2003.

Field Work

South Pole, Antarctica; November 2014- February 2015, scientist on upcoming South Pole ice core recovery team.

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; September-October 2012, glaciologic surface samples, field spectrometry, sun photometry, thermochrons.

South Central Alaska, USA;  June-July 2012, glaciologic surface samples, field spectrometry, sun photometry, thermochrons.

Valais, Switzerland;  September, October 2010, glaciologic surface samples, field spectrometry.

Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal;  October-December 2009, glaciologic surface samples, field spectrometry.

Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand;  August - September 2009, glaciologic surface samples.

Southern Norway;  June 2009, glaciologic samples, glacier mountaineering course.

Svalbard, Norway;  February-April 2009, glaciology course, field excursions, field measurements.

Upcoming Publications

Koenig, L. S., Lampkin, D. J., Montgomery, L. N., Hamilton, S. L., Turrin, J. B., Joseph, C. A., Moutsafa, S. E., Panzer, B., Casey, K. A., Paden, J. D., Leuschen, C., and Gogineni, P.: Wintertime storage of water in buried supraglacial lakes across the Greenland Ice Sheet, The Cryosphere Discuss., 8, 3999-4031, doi:10.5194/tcd-8-3999-2014, 2014.

Kääb, A., Bolch, T., Casey, K., Heid, T., Kargel, J., Leonard, K., Paul, F., Raup, B.,  2014  "Glacier Mapping and Monitoring Using Multi-Spectral Data", in Global Land Ice Measurement from Space, edited by J. Kargel.

Other Publications

F. Paul, G. Bippus, K. Casey, H. Frey, A. Kääb, R. LeBris, T. Nagler, E. Rinne, H. Rott, A. Sheperd, T. Strozzi: "Results from the ESA project GlobGlacier: Products, documents, challenges and future work," EARSeL 6th Workshop on Remote Sensing of Land Ice and Snow, 7-9 February 2011, Bern, Switzerland.

S. Lang, A. Kaab, J. Pechstadt, W.A. Flugel, P. Zeil, E. Lanz, D. Kahuda, R. Frauenfelder, K. Casey, P. Fureder, I. Sossna, I. Wagner, G. Janauer, N. Exler, Z. Boukalova, R. Tapa, J. Lui, N. Sharma: "Assessing components of the natural environment of the Upper Danube and Upper Brahmaputra river basins," Advances in Science and Research, 7, 21-36, 2011.

M. Zemp, Paul, F., Andreassen, L.M., Arino, O., Bippus, G., Bolch, T., Braithwaite, R., Braun, L., Cáceres, B.E., Casassa, G., Casey, K.A., Ceballos, C.L., Citterio, M., Delgado, H., Demuth, M., Espizua, L.E., Farokhnia, A., Fischer, A., Foppa, N., Frey, H., Fujita, K., Gärtner-Roer, I., Glowacki, P., Haeberli, W., Hagen, J.O., Hoelzle, M., Holmlund, P., Giesen, R.H., Kääb, A., Khromova, T., Kotlarski, S., Le Bris, R., Li, Z., Meier, M., Meneghel, M., Mool, P., Nussbaumer, S.U., Peduzzi, P., Plummer, S., Popovnin, V.V., Prinz, R., Rack, W., Rastner, P., Raup, B., Rinne, E., Seifert, F.M., Seiz, G., Severskiy, I., Shepherd, A., Sigurðsson, O., Strozzi, T., Vincent, C., Wheate, R., Yakovlev, A. (2011): Summary Report on the WGMS General Assembly of the National Correspondents 2010, 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2010, Zermatt Switzerland, Ice and Climate News.

K.A. Casey, E.J. Kim, M.T. Hallikainen, J.L. Foster, D.K. Hall, G.A. Riggs, 2008: "Validation of the AFWA-NASA blended snow-cover product in Finland, 2006-2007," Proceedings of the 65th Eastern Snow Conference, Fairlee, Vermont.

D.K. Hall, R. Solberg, K.A. Casey, J-G. Winther, 2004: "Comparison of MODIS and SnowStar Snow Maps in Scandinavia," Proceedings of the 61st Eastern Snow Conference, Portland, ME.

E.R. Sholkovitz, H. Elderfield, R. Szymczak, K. Casey, 1999: "Island weathering: river sources of rare earth elements to the Western Pacific Ocean," Marine Chemistry, 68:39-57. 

Publications

Paul, F., N. Barrand, E. Berthier, T. Bolch, K. Casey, H. Frey, S.P. Joshi, V. Konovalov, R. Le Bris, N. Moelg, G. Nosenko, C. Nuth, A. Pope, A. Racoviteanu, P. Rastner, B. Raup, K. Scharrer, S. Steffen, and S. Winsvold (2013). On the accuracy of glacier outlines derived from remote sensing data Annals of Glaciology, 54(63), 171-182
10.3189/2013AoG63A296

Casey, K.A., A. Kaab, and D.I. Benn (2012). Geochemical characterization of glacier debris via in situ and optical remote sensing methods: a case study in the Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal The Cryosphere, 6, 85-100

Casey, K.A. (2012). Supraglacial dust and debris: geochemical comparisons from glaciers in Svalbard, southern Norway, Nepal and New Zealand Earth System Science Data Discussions, 5, 107-145
10.5194/essdd-5-107-2012

Casey, K.A., and Kaab, A (2012). Estimation of Supraglacial Dust and Debris Geochemical Composition via Satellite Reflectance and Emissivity Remote Sens., 4(9), 2554-2575
10.3390/rs4092554

Foster, J.L., D.K. Hall, J.B. Eylander, G.A. Riggs, S.V. Nghiem, M. Tedesco, E.J. Kim, P. Montesano, R.E.J. Kelly, K.A. Casey, and B. Choudhury (2011). A blended global snow product using visible, passive microwave and scatterometer data International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(5), 1371-1395
10.1080/01431160903548013

Paul, F., G. Bippus, K. Casey, H. Frey, A. Kääb, R. LeBris, T. Nagler, E. Rinne, H. Rott, A. Sheperd, and T. Strozzi (2011). Results from the ESA project GlobGlacier: Products, documents, challenges and future work. EARSeL 6th Workshop on Remote Sensing of Land Ice and Snow

Hall, D.K., J.E. Box, K.A. Casey, S.J. Hook, C.A. Shuman, and K. Steffen (2008). Comparison of satellite-derived ice and snow surface temperatures over Greenland from MODIS, ASTER, ETM+ and in-situ observations Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(10), 3739-3749
10.1016/j.rse.2008.05.007

Hall, D., J.E. Box, K.A. Casey, S.J. Hook, C.A. Shuman, and K. Steffen. (2008). Comparison of satellite-derived and in-situ observations of ice and snow surface temperatures over Greenland Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 3739-3749
10.1016/j.rse.2008.05.007

Hall, D.K., R.S. Williams Jr., K.A. Casey, N. DiGirolamo, and Z. Wan (2006). Satellite-Derived, Melt-Season Surface Temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet (2000-2005) and its Relationship to Mass Balance Geophysical Research Letters, 33(L11501).
10.1029/2006GL026444

Hall, D.K., J. Key, K.A. Casey, G.A. Riggs, and D.J. Cavalieri (2004). Sea ice surface temperature product from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 42, 1076-1087