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Funded MS or PhD mapping Greenland meltwater fluxes
Boise, Idaho, USA
Boise State University
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Position
The Cryosphere Geophysics and Remote Sensing (CryoGARS) Glaciology Group at Boise State University is recruiting a graduate student to conduct interdisciplinary research focused on mapping of freshwater fluxes from the Greenland Ice Sheet under the supervision of Dr. Ellyn Enderlin. Student research tasks will include the development of iceberg melt rate estimates from very high-resolution elevation datasets and extrapolation of iceberg melt rates and meltwater fluxes around Greenland. The project involves close collaboration with Dr. Twila Moon (NSIDC) and Dr. Dustin Carroll (Moss Landing Marine Labs), including intercomparison of remotely-sensed and ocean observation-based iceberg melt rate estimates. The student may also get involved in education and outreach related to the project, including interacting with project artist, Rob Reynolds. Skills that will be used and developed under the project include remote sensing; coding, including open data practices; glaciology and oceanography knowledge; and team work.
Two years of student funding (stipend, tuition, fees, and health insurance) is available for this NSF-funded project. The position is open to Masters- and PhD-level students, with funding beyond two years available through teaching assistantships and/or additional funded research projects. The graduate student stipend compensates students for up to 20 hours of research per week during the academic year with the option for full-time research funding in the summer months.
The Department of Geosciences at Boise State ( is dedicated to providing high quality educational opportunities for students enrolled in a number of degree programs. The CryoGARS Glaciology Group welcomes applications from students with diverse backgrounds to join our group ( and the broader graduate student community within the department ( There are abundant opportunities to engage in a variety of activities in Boise and the surrounding natural areas and the Graduate College at Boise State offers a number of professional development opportunities ( to help graduate students succeed.
Applications must be submitted through the Boise State Graduate College by January 3rd for full consideration. The Department of Geosciences does not require GREs for all applicants and accepts unofficial transcripts for domestic applicants. Application requirements can be found at If you are interested in this funded graduate position, please email Dr. Ellyn Enderlin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with questions you may have about the position and your qualifications before submitting an application.

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