Profile for Kimberly Casey
|Title:||Assistant Research Scientist|
|Affiliation:||University of Maryland|
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Cryospheric Sciences Lab, Code 615
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Office Phone: 301-614-6098
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.
Kimberly Casey is a glaciologist with a specialization in glacier dust and debris quantification. Dr. Casey started her science career with research fellowships at Washington University (1996-1999), University of Maryland (1997), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (1998) and then as a cryospheric support scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md (2000). In 2008, she moved to Oslo, Norway, accepting a European Space Agency sponsored Ph.D. fellowship to improve satellite remote sensing of Earth's glaciers. She received her Ph.D. in glaciology from the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo in Norway in 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. She returned to NASA Goddard in November 2011. Dr. Casey's recent work includes glaciologic analysis of the South Pole region in efforts to select a site for an upcoming intermediate depth ice core retrieval. Dr. Casey participated in ice core recovery at the South Pole from Nov 2014 - Feb 2015. Read more about Dr.Casey's research in this interview or this Earth Observatory feature article.
- Ph.D., Geosciences (Geochemical characterization of supraglacial particulates via in situ and satellite methods), School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway (2011)
- M.S., Environmental Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2006)
- A.B., Environmental Science and Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (1999)
- NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, funded through 2013. "Use of Spectral and Lidar Satellite Remote Sensing Observations to Characterize Global Aerosol Deposition on Glacier Surfaces" (2011)
- Alexander Goetz Instrument Support, IEEE, Geoscience and Remote Sensing / ASD Inc. research award recipient, grant to use Field Spectrometer from September-December 2010, and funding to conduct research and present results in international venues. (2010)
- Natural Environment Research Council Field Spectroscopy Facility (Edinburgh, U.K.) research award for use of Field Spectrometer November-December 2009. (2009)
- Best Poster Award at 10th Biennial SGA Conference, Townsville, Australia. (2009)
- Grant for presentation of research at 10th Biennial SGA Conference, Townsville, Australia. (2009)
- Funded by European Space Agency to improve optical remote sensing methods for characterizing land ice, within GlobGlacier project. (2008-2011)
- Funded by European Union to assist in Himalayan and European Alp land ice and permafrost spatial extent and surface temperature annual data records. (2008-2011)
- Peer Award, Excellence in Technical Support, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. (2005)
- Recognition for exceptional performance in annual contract reviews at NASA GSFC. (2000-2008)
- Research Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. (1998)
- National Science Foundation Research Fellowship, University of Maryland, College Park. (1997)
- Leadership Seminar Scholarship, The Leadership Institute, Missouri. (1997)
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.
South Pole, Antarctica; November 2014- February 2015, scientist on 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.
Casey, K.A., Fudge, T.J., Neumann, T.A., Steig, E.J., Cavitte, M.G.P., Blankenship, D.D.: The 1500 m South Pole Ice Core: Recovering a 40,000 year environmental record, Annals of Glaciology, in press.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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