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Dr. Eric Rignot graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris, France and received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He is an Adjunct Professor at CECs, Chile, a visiting scientist at University of Colorado, in Boulder, and a Principal Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena California. His research interests are in geoscience applications of radar interferometry, polarimetry and sounding. He is a Principal Investigator on several NASA and NSF projects in Greenland, Antarctica, Alaska and Patagonia, with a focus on the determination of the mass balance of large glaciers combining satellite radar data with other data. His interest for Patagonia, Chile followed a rather unsuccessful expedition to the San Rafael Glacier in 1995, and combines with the magic of calafate berries and the splendor of the Patagonia Icefields. He teamed up with Gino Casassa, Andres Rivera, and subsequently with Charlie Raymond, Twitt Conway, and Keith Echelmeyer, to conduct glaciological research in Patagonia using remote sensing, field work, and modelling of climate-glacier interactions. In 1998 he received the JPL Lew Allen Award for outstanding publications, the JPL Ed. Stone Award in 2002, the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award in 2003 and the JPL Level A Award for Technical Achievement in 2004. Eric is a member of AGU and the International Glaciological Society (IGS).
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Interferometric radar observations of Glaciar San Rafael, Chile.
Rignot, E., Forster, R.R., Isacks, B.L., 1996a. J. Glac. 42 (141), 279-291.
Mapping of glacial Motion and surface topography of outlet glaciers of the Northern Patagonian Icefield, Chile, using satellite SAR interferometry data.
Rignot, E., Forster, R.R., Isacks, B.L., 1996b. Ann. Glac. 23, 209-216.
Contribution of the Patagonia Icefields of South America to sea level rise.
Rignot, E., A. Rivera & G. Casassa, 2003. Science, 302, 434-437.
Rapid ice discharge from southeast Greenland glaciers
Rignot E., Braaten D, Gogineni SP, Krabill WB, McConnell JR. Geophysical Research Letters 31(10): art. no. L10401 May 25, 2004
Timing of recent accelerations of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica.
Joughin I, Rignot E, Rosanova CE, Lucchitta BK, Bohlander J, Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (13): art. nr. 1706 Jul 11, 2003.
Rock glacier surface motion in Beacon Valley, Antarctica, from synthetic-aperture radar interferometry
Rignot E., Hallet B, Fountain A, Geophysical Research Letters 29 (12): art. nr. 1607 Jun, 15, 2002
Mass balance of East Antarctic glaciers and ice shelves from satellite data.
Rignot E, Annals of Glaciology, Vol 34, 2002, 34: 217-227 - 2002
Acceleration of Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers, West Antarctica.
Rignot E, Vaughan DG, Schmeltz M, Dupont T, MacAyeal D, Annals of Glaciology, Vol 34, 2002, 34:189-194-2002
Ice-shelf changes in Pine Island Bay, Antarctica, 1947-2000
Rignot E, Journal of Glaciology, 48 (161): 247-256-2002
Mass balance of polar ice sheets
Rignot E, Thomas RH, Science 297 (5586): 1502-1506 Aug. 30, 2002
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