Twila Moon

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Twila MoonTwila Moon is a graduate student working toward a PhD in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at the University of Washington, Seattle. In 2008, she received my Masters degree working with Ian Joughin on Greenland outlet glaciers, and now she is continuing to explore the cryosphere. Along with her involvement in ESS and the Polar Science Center, she is also active in the Program on Climate Change, a program bringing together climate scientists from multiple disciplines.

Twila’s undergraduate degree is in Geologic and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University. She became interested in glaciology while still an undergraduate and spent time using fracture mechanics to explore crevasse patterns in Antarctica. She arrived at UW in 2005 and completed a MS in 2008. During 2008-2010, she worked as Assistant Director-Big Sky for Montana State University’s Big Sky Institute, a science research and education institute focused on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Alas, she missed science research too much, and returned to work with Ian Joughin on a PhD in the beginning of 2010.

In The News

Selected Publications

  • Joughin, I., B. Smith, I. Howat, T. Scambos and T. Moon, “Greenland flow variability from ice-sheet-wide velocity mapping”, Journal of Glaciology, 56 (197), 2010.

  • Joughin, I., I. Howat, R. Alley, G. Ekstrom, M. Fahnestock, T. Moon, M. Nettles, M. Truffer, V. Tsai, “Ice-front variation and tidewater behavior on Helheim and Kangerdlugssuaq Glaciers, Greenland”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 13, F1, 2008.

  • Moon, T. and I. Joughin, “Changes in ice front position on Greenland’s outlet glaciers from 1992 to 2007″, Journal of Geophysical Research, 13, F2, 2008.